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Annandale Water

Europe, Scotland


A motorway service area on the M74 at Johnstonebridge. In the Cheviot Hills, there is a small loch at the back of the service area with footpaths.


Notable Species

The water near the hotel complex has mostly 'tame' Mallard and Mute Swan. Following the footpath, though, there is a rather wilder area which in the summer holds species such as Sedge Warbler.

An Osprey may be seen fishing there too.


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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

Photo by delia todd

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

At J16, on the A74(M). Large car park, toilets, cafe and hotel. There are picnic benches overlooking the loch and good made up paths.

Contact Details

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External Links