The Valley

The Ale Water Valley is home to an extraordinarily diverse range of tourist destinations. A visit to the Ale Water Valley can involve golfing, riding, clay shooting, gundog training, fly fishing, wildlife walks, cycling and more. Visitors can eat in outstanding restaurants, pubs and cafés, stay in luxury accommodation and experience the heritage of the Scottish Borders at the historic Riddell Estate.

Carved through Border Reivers country, the Ale Water Valley runs from above Ashkirk through to Lilliesleaf and Midlem, and then on to Ancrum where the Ale Water meets the River Teviot.

This valley is a vibrant, beautiful place where you can explore your interests and discover new passions. We look forward to welcoming you.


Discovery Experiences