Ale Water Valley

The Ale Water Valley is home to a wonderfully diverse range of Scottish tourist attractions. From golfing to horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and more, there’s no shortage of things to do in the Scottish Borders. Visitors can also eat in remarkable 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 vibrant Scottish valley is a beautiful place to explore, try new things and discover new passions. We look forward to welcoming you.

Discovery Experiences
Bisley at Braidwood Shooting Lesson

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Try clay pigeon shooting in the heart of the Scottish Borders with Bisley at Braidwood.
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Ponies Hacking at ISEC

Horse Trekking at New Woll Estate

Take part in a guided horse trek from Ian Stark Equestrian Centre to the New Woll Estate.
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Woll Golf Course & Fly Fishing

Play golf at New Woll Estate and try fly fishing for trout at Clerklands Fishery.
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A Night on the Ale

Stay at Sandystones Farm and enjoy a 2-course dinner at Ancrum Cross Keys Inn.
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Jammy Coo - Cake

Jammy Cook Cake

Savour delicious homemade cakes and treats from the Jammy Cook.
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Bird Experience

Bird Watching Experience

Enjoy a bird watching experience like no other in the Ale Water Valley.
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Horse & Coo Experience

Horse Riding & Jammy Cook

Two-hour trek from Ian Stark Equestrian Centre to the Jammy Cook in Lilliesleaf.
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Stay at Whitmuir Farm Cottages

Stay at Whitmuir Farm Cottages and explore the beauty of the Ale Water Valley.
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Stay at Synton Mains

Combine your stay at Synton Mains holiday cottages with golf at the driving range.
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Fox Cub, Wildlife at Synton Mains

Wildlife at Synton Mains

Stay at Synton Mains holiday cottages and experience wildlife in their most natural habitat.
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walking in the ale water valley

Scottish Borders Walking Routes

Soak up the scenery of the Ale Water Valley on one of our beautiful walking routes.
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Free Golf at New Woll Estate

Stay at the New Woll Estate and enjoy limitless golf at the Woll Golf Course.
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