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


Ettrick & Yarrow Valleys - that's the place for watersports


Some watersports can be enjoyed in both the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys.  St Mary's Loch in the Yarrow Valley offers a number of watersports activities, and to make sure that the peace and tranquility of the loch remain undisturbed, absolutely no motorised boating is allowed.  The points of entry to the loch are currently restricted as the land around the loch is privately owned, so the best access is through the St Mary's Loch Sailing Club.  The club also offers a variety of sailing activities including yacht racing, yacht training, junior events, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing.  Temporary memberships are available for between one day and a couple of weeks.



For those who know what they are doing, you can paddle your own canoe on the Ettrick Water from Ettrickshaws to Selkirk.    Active Sports, a company based in the Central Borders, offer recreational adventure on both the Ettrick and Yarrow Waters.  You can go as an individual or take up the option of guided tours where the canoe tour is organised for you.   It is also possible to enjoy your own canoe or kayak on St Mary's Loch.


click here for a map of activities in the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys

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24 September 2017

Harvest Festival with a Forestry and Farming theme.

Bowhill Estate 11am - 4pm

Cost: Estate entry charges apply

Our much loved Harvest Festival with a Forestry and Farming theme.

You’ll find farm tours by trailer (£2.50 per person).

Plus, new for 2017, enter our Bowhill Bake Off. This year it’s all about the Harvest themed Cake! With two categories, over 12’s and under 12’s, why not enter?

For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01750 22204 or email [email protected].

Date: 24 September 2017

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