Many thanks to The Ford and Etal Estate for facilitating this camera's location and to Tweed Rivers Fisheries Association for capitally funding its installation.
The River Till holds a unique distinction as England's sole tributary to the formidable River Tweed, thereby subject to the fishing regulations governing the River Tweed. Renowned for its seasonal migration of sea-trout during the spring and summer months, it also offers regular opportunities for catching grilse, salmon, and grayling in the winter. Along the banks of the River Till, a remarkable piece of history endures in the form of the region's solitary operational water-driven cornmill. With a heritage spanning over 700 years at its present location, Heatherslaw Mill stands as a testament to tradition.Situated within the Ford and Etal Estate, Heatherslaw Mill underwent restoration in the 19th century, ensuring its continued operation as a water mill. It employs traditional methods and retains its original machinery, all powered by the flowing waters of the River Till. Visitors can witness the impressive presence of the mill's expansive water wheel, mill stones, and intricate gearing. The mill's gift shop offers freshly milled flour and local delicacies such as 'Berwick Biscuits,' while the mill cafe serves wholesome country fare, providing a complete experience for visitors to enjoy. Ford and Etal is a well-kept secret nestled within the rural landscapes of Northumberland. As the cherished domain of the Joicey family for over a century, this thriving estate boasts captivating heritage attractions, picturesque countryside awaiting exploration, enticing culinary experiences, delightful shopping opportunities, and a warm selection of accommodations.Nestled within the valley of the River Till, a mere stone's throw away from Holy Island and Bamburgh, the Estates enjoy close proximity to the Scottish border. This verdant and serene land is adorned with castles and battlefields, serving as poignant reminders of the enduring conflicts spanning countless centuries. Presently, the land remains farmed and managed in a manner befitting its longstanding traditions, with life harmoniously synchronized with the ever-changing seasons.Immerse yourself in a bygone era as you embark on a steam train journey, indulge in the gentle touch of a magnificent heavy horse, witness the ingenious harnessing of water power for flour production, or uncover the wonders of a Victorian schoolroom adorned with grand Pre-Raphaelite paintings. With a diverse calendar of events throughout the year, Ford & Etal Estates continually offer fresh and captivating experiences, ensuring there is always something novel to discover and enjoy.