Yetholm Loch

Yetholm Loch, on the edge of the Cheviots, is an important area for breeding and wintering wildfowl. At the southern end of the loch is a wetland habitat of willow carr, fen and swamp that attracts birds such as reed bunting, snipe and curlew. Nationally and locally rare plants grow in this area.

Why visit?

Breeding birds, Wintering wildfowl, Otters,

Best time to visit?

Mar to Jun for breeding birds, Jun and Jul for wildflowers, ,

Visit for:

  • wetland
  • mammals
  • birdwatching

Other information

A path leads to a hide for viewing birdlife and spotting otters.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

From Kelso, follow the B6352 south east. About 1.25 miles before Town Yetholm, turn right onto the narrow road to Lochside, where you will soon see a layby on the left for parking.

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Getting onto the reserve

From the layby, go through the gate and follow the path (partly a boardwalk) to a bird hide on the western edge of Yetholm Loch.

Access restrictions

A path is maintained from the layby to the bird hide. To keep disturbance to a minimum, it is recommended that visitors do not enter the wetland habitats at the southern end of the reserve.

Nearest town
Kelso (8 mi / 12.9 km)
OS grid ref
NT803275
Landranger map
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FURTHER READING

About Yetholm Loch

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Yetholm Loch

Local group
Central Borders

Links & downloads

Reserve map

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