Lindean Loch Nature Reserve

Walking Route

Lindean Loch Nature Reserve


An attractive short circular excellent for bird watching both for water-fowl on the loch and song birds in the deciduous trees or just enjoy the scenery.

Lindean is first recorded in 1113 as being the South Common. Although the land is still farmed the reservoir was created by the water board. In the 1970’s the reservoir was purchased as a Public Recreation Site, Wildlife Resource and fishing resource. This is the function of the site today and there is parking and a bird hide available.

Selkirk is not on the route but a variety of facilities are available here.

1mi / 2km
Total climb:
33ft / 10m
Total descent:
33ft / 10m
Towns along route:
Difficulty notes:
Situated 270m above sea level it sits in one of the many hollows that are characteristic of the area and include Whitlaw Moss, Whitmuir Hall Moss and Murder Moss. The path is mainly on grass and can be wet, there is a short easy access route to a viewing platform.
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

Lying in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, Galashiels is one of the most popular towns in the Scottish Borders.