River Tweed


 

The River Tweed, or Tweed Water (Abhainn Thuaidh, Watter o Tweid), is a river long that flows east across the Border region in Scotland and northern England. Tweed (cloth) derives its name from its association with the River Tweed. The Tweed is one of the great salmon rivers of Britain and the only river in England where an Environment Agency rod licence is not required for angling. Tweed is a British name of uncertain meaning.

Course

It flows primarily through the scenic Borders region of Scotland, and eastwards from the settlements on opposing banks of Birgham and Carham forms the historic boundary between Scotland and England. It rises in the Lowther Hills at Tweed's Well near where the Clyde, draining northwest, and the Annan draining south also rise. "Annan, Tweed and Clyde rise oot the ae hillside" is a saying from the Border region. East of Kelso, it becomes a section of the eastern part of the border. Entering England, its lower reaches are in Northumberland, where it enters the North Sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Catchment

The river's valley floor is a drumlin field and the relic of a paleo-ice stream that flowed through the area during the last glaciation. Major towns through which the Tweed flows include Innerleithen, Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose, Kelso, Coldstream and Berwick-upon-Tweed, where it flows into the North Sea. Tweed tributaries include:

  • Whiteadder Water
  • Blackadder Water
  • River Till
  • Eden Water
  • Teviot Water
  • Leader Water
  • Gala Water
  • Leithen Water
  • Quair Water
  • Eddleston Water
  • Manor Water
  • Lyne Water
  • Holms Water
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Berwick upon Tweed

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The River Tweed beyond Wark

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The New Bridge, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

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Berwick upon Tweed
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Berwick upon Tweed
- Overview About History Map Street View The northernmost town in England, on the East coast at the mouth of the River Tweed. Early history In the post-Roman period, the area ...
Royal Border Bridge
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Royal Border Bridge
- Railway bridge across the River Tweed designed by Robert Stephenson and built between 1847 and 1850, at its height the workforce numbered 2,700 men. The bridge was officially opened by ...
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Berwick Bridge

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[Berwick-upon-Tweed, England.]

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Tributaries of the River Tweed catchment
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Norham
- Overview About Norham Map Street View Norham is a village in Northumberland, which is located just south of the River Tweed near the border with Scotland. It is the site ...
Ladykirk and Norham Bridge
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Ladykirk and Norham Bridge
- Overview About Ladykirk and Norham Bridge Map Street View Ladykirk and Norham Bridge is a stone arched bridge crossing the River Tweed, connecting Norham in Northumberland, England, with Ladykirk in ...
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Norham Bridge : England/Scotland border

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River Till flows into Tweed

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Royal Tweed Bridge
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Royal Tweed Bridge
- Overview History and Design Map Street View The Royal Tweed Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed was officially opened by the Prince of Wales on 16th May 1928. Grade 2* listed. The Royal ...
Coldstream Bridge
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Coldstream Bridge
- Overview About Coldstream Bridge Map Street View   Coldstream Bridge, linking Coldstream, Scottish Borders with Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, is an 18th-century Grade II* listed bridge between England and Scotland, across the ...
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The confluence of the River Till and River Tweed

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Carham
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Carham
- Overview About Carham Map Street View   Carham or Carham On Tweed is a village in Northumberland, England. The village lies on the south side of the River Tweed about ...
Horncliffe, Northumberland
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Horncliffe, Northumberland
- Overview Map Street View Horncliffe in Northumberland is the most northerly village in England. It is situated on the south bank of the River Tweed, which forms the border with ...
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River Tweed at Horncliffe

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Tweedmouth
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Tweedmouth
- Overview About Tweedmouth History Map Street View Tweedmouth is part of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, located on the south bank of the River Tweed, near the mouth of the river. ...

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