GUIDE TO THE RIVER TWEED
(Kelso to Berwick on Tweed)
NAME OF RIVER: Tweed.
WHERE IS IT?: Southern Uplands.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Put in: Kelso layby on the A699 just before the main bridge in the town (don't get confused with the bridge over the River Teviot when driving down!).
Finish at Berwick or earlier.
APPROX LENGTH: c. 30 miles.
TIME NEEDED: Unknown.
ACCESS HASSLES: See the SCA Access notes on Scotland.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Unknown.
GRADING: Grade 1 with weirs.
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Weirs.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This section is mostly flat with two weirs.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Janet Moxley.
Note that for 2 to 3 days twice a month around the spring tides, a low-water tidal rapid forms under the old bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed. When there is also a reasonable level of fresh water flow in the river, this becomes 'interesting' with boily eddy lines and surfable waves.