Destination Tweed is an ambitious five-year project built around the idea of the River Tweed Trail, a new long-distance source to sea path which roughly follows the River Tweed from its source high on the hills above Moffat, to where it flows into the North Sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The project comprises a collection of thirteen projects that will deliver benefit for the environment, community and economy. Whether walked or cycled in short segments or as a long distance challenge, the River Tweed Trail will offer a 115 mile spectacular, memorable and meaningful journey, connecting communities, wildlife, attractions and stories. Our natural heritage conservation projects include woodland and pollinator habitat creation, river restoration, the control of invasive non-native species and the restoration of designed landscapes. We will also construct bunkhouse accommodation and deliver an ambitious education, community and archaeology project, as well as a varied cultural programme.
Destination Tweed will make the River Tweed and surrounding area a tourist destination of choice attracting a year-round and growing audience. It will connect the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and Dumfries and Galloway in creating a strong brand and identity. It will reinvigorate local economies, help satisfy the increased demand for outdoor recreation and be an exemplar for responsible, low carbon tourism.