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Philiphaugh News December 2017


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

December has started dry, bright and cold. Perfect weather for a brisk walk along the river. You will see goosanders, mallard, herons and dippers on the water plus a number of migratory birds in the woods feeding on berries. Cormorants were seen at the cauld recently.


The majority of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the landscape has a distinctive wintry look.


On the farm, the tups (rams) have been out with the ewes ready for lambs to start being born from mid-March



Philiphaugh Gardens


There are a number of vegetables for sale in the gardens plus delicious apples both for eating and cooking.


The gardens are open Monday to Friday 8-4 and weekends by appointment.


You may see oyster catchers, dippers, mallard, goosanders and any number of woodland birds. A kingfisher has been seen along the mill lade on several occasions.


The estate has a number of beautiful walks at any time. Please collect a leaflet or consult the map in the salmon viewing centre for route information.


Mobile Phone App

To listen to our fascinating audio tour of the estate and battlefield go to


Battlefield Self Guided Walk

Leaflets and a booklet about the battlefield project are available from the Waterwheel Cafe.


Salmon DVD

A fully narrated film entitled "The Philiphaugh Salmon" showing twenty minutes worth of the best, recorded images from the salmon viewing center, will be available to purchase from the Waterwheel Restaurant.

The species included are salmon, trout, grayling, eel, perch, a brief view of an otter knocking the camera and a goosander swimming underwater below the cauld.

All proceeds will be used towards the upkeep of the centre, for the purchase of equipment, cameras and towards maintaining the facilities. The DVD is priced at £5.