Canoeing is a good way to view the abundant wildlife on the River Till, and great fun too. At Ford & Etal we welcome responsible access to the river, which is enjoyed by many people – whether they’re taking a gentle riverside stroll, otter-watching or trying their hand at fishing. You can book canoeing trips and coaching via Active4Seasons, see further details below.

If you would like to bring your own canoe please find guidance here.

Wherever possible, and particularly when bringing groups to the river, you should contact us in advance, advising of your intention to canoe and giving us your contact details.

Active 4 Seasons

Ollie has been running guided trips and coaching in the area for the last 25 years and has an abundance of knowledge of both the conditions, and the wildlife you might encounter along the way. Prior experience is not necessary, Ollie coaches everyone from newbies to the more experienced paddlers looking to develop their technical skills, safety awareness and river running knowledge. Ollie is a highly qualified and fully insured instructor, he will ensure you are safe and have fun.

Ollie is offering two-hour minimum “Made to Measure” adventures from Etal, starting from £78, and longer trips on the Tweed; anywhere from St Boswells to Berwick, including the estuary at high tide. Pre-booking is essential – please email any time or phone in the evenings between 6 -7 pm if it is last minute.

Active 4 Seasons is VisitEngland “Good to Go” accredited so is Covid safe.


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