Yetholm Loch is a natural shallow crescent shaped freshwater loch situated at the northern end of the Cheviot Hills and around 8 miles from the town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
The loch and surrounding habitat is home to many species of bird and home for migratory wildfowl during Autumn and Winter. Bird species found on and around the loch include Pochard, Little and Great Crested Grebes, Coot, Whooper and Mute Swans, Pink Footed Geese and Dabchick,. Otters can be spotted as can Mink, Fox, Stoat and Weasel and Roe Deer. The vegetation include many local and nationally scarce species such as Gypsywort, Greater Spearwort and Cowbane.
A freshwater Loch with surrounding fen, woodland, reed beds and floating swamp.
By car: Follow the B6352 from Kelso south east and approximately 1.5 miles before the village of Yeltholm take a right turn onto a narrow road leading down to the loch. There is a small car park beside the loch.
Best Time to Visit:
Spring to late Summer for breeding bids and Autumn to Spring for migratory birds.