Bemersyde Moss

Important notice

Please Note the road to the reserve and hide will be closed to all Vehicles, Cyclists and Pedestrians on Sunday 26th May due to the Jim Clark Memorial Rally

This reserve near the River Tweed is a long, narrow strip of marsh, willow scrub and open water that is home to large numbers of wintering wildfowl, including teal, shoveler, goldeneye and wigeon.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Breeding birds
  • Wintering wildfowl
  • Otters

Best time to visit?

  • Apr – Aug for breeding birds
  • Oct – Mar for wintering wildfowl
  • All year round for otters

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • mammals

Other information

A wheelchair accessible boardwalk leads to a bird hide where it is possible to spot otters.


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How to get there


Take the B6404 from St. Boswells, cross the Tweed and take the second left turn, a minor road which leads to Maidenhall. Turn right (north) at the T-junction north of Maidenhall. Bemersyde Moss is 0.5 miles beyond the T-junction. Limited parking is available in the layby on the right hand side immediately after the sharp right turn.

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Getting onto the reserve

Across the road from the layby, a boardwalk accessible to wheelchairs leads to the bird viewing hide which overlooks the reserve.

Access restrictions

The viewing hide is a short distance from the layby along a boardwalk which is suitable for wheelchairs.

Nearest town
Melrose (8 mi / 12.9 km)
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Bemersyde Moss


About Bemersyde Moss

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Reserve map


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