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Philiphaugh News October 2016
The Cauld And Salmon
October has started off with high pressure and beautiful autumn weather. As a result the river is unseasonably low and no salmon are moving. Once a flood occurs after heavy rain and the Ettrick rises, salmon will move upstream on their annual migration.
The work on the Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme has nearly finished and the walk from Selkirk to the Murray Cauld is proving popular with walkers and cyclists.
The gardens have a mass of fruit and cut flowers for sale. Apples, raspberries and plums together with various vegetables can be purchased from Robbie, the gardener.
The gardens are open Monday to Friday 8-4 and weekends by appointment.
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.
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To listen to our fascinating audio tour of the estate and battlefield go to www.philiphaughaudio.org
Battlefield Self Guided Walk
Leaflets and a booklet about the battlefield project are available from the Waterwheel Cafe.
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.