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Philiphaugh News August 2018  


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

The weather has broken and a massive lightning strike took out the Hydro, the visitor centre and all broadband communication. Everything has been restored apart from the Hydro, where the Regen unit has been seriously damaged and is proving difficult to repair.


A screen showing the read out from the new fish counter has been fitted in the visitor centre and will be connected shortly. Migrating salmon are appearing and as long as the river stays high there will be more fish coming upstream hopefully


On the farm, lambs and calves are thriving and the rain has encouraged the grass to grow ready for a second cut of silage.


Philiphaugh Gardens

Do visit the gardens where raspberries, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, mange tout and sugar snap peas, beans, carrots  and potatoes are all on sale.



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.