Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys
Welcome to the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys
beautiful peace of scotland

 

Ettrick & Yarrow valleys - that's the place for other outdoor activities

 

Para-gliding is possible in a number of locations in the valleys and becoming increasingly popular.  Most sites offer a gentle walk up from the valley or ocassionally, like at Witchieknowe which is between the two valleys, direct access in a car to the top of a hill, with great views and friendly take offs. 

There are not many other places in the UK  that can cater for all wind directions within a twenty mile radius, allow you to fly in dynamic lift, take thermals to base or fly in valley convergence.

Wingbeat is possibly the smallest Paragliding Club in the UK and is based around the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys.  Contact them if you are interested in paragliding in the area as they can advise on any current site restrictions (such as lambing).  You should also be aware that there is the possibility of fast (RAF) jets in the area.

The Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys are also a great place to look at the stars.  Many places in the valleys have virtually no artificial light pollution and are therefore an ideal location for star-gazing.  We are in the process of establishing a number of Dark Sky Discovery sites in the valleys and will update the website once these have been formally recognised.  In the meantime, you can see a fantastic night sky from most places in the valleys and on a clear night, whenever you look up there will be something to take your interest.  The Milky Way is visible to the naked eye and if you bring your own telescope you will be able to see the stars in detail. 

The winter months are a good time for looking at the stars as we have longer darkness.  These are the times whan you may also be lucky and see the Aurora Borealis, or 'Northern Lights'.

 


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22 September 2017


Nutty's Little Squirrel Bowhill Estate

Ranger Activities for the under 6s £3 per child 2pm-3pm

A chance for the under 6’s to get out in to the woodlands of Bowhill for a ranger activity!

Activities include a selection of explorer walks, storytelling, woodland crafts and wilderness games. On every Friday from April to the end of September.

Price: £3 per child.

Booking recommended. To secure your place, please call 01750 22204 or email [email protected].

Date: 22 September 2017

John Watterson- The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackeray

Music - Bowhill Little Theatre 8pm Tickets £12 / £10 under 16s Booking Recommended

Tickets £12 / £10 under 16s

Some 15 of Jake Thackray’s songs, hilarious, serious, bitingly satirical – some banned by the BBC! – have been uncovered and now in this brand new show they are getting an airing for the first time. Long forgotten gems will be brought back to life by John Watterson capturing the unique Thackray guitar style.

Booking recommended – book online here through Border Events or call us on 01750 22204. Please email for further information [email protected]. For terms and conditions, please click here.

Optional pre theatre supper available at 6.30pm for an additional £13 (booking essential).

Date: 22 September 2017

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