Pease Dean

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Pease Dean reserve has two distinct arms: Pease Burn and Tower Burn. The area beside Pease Burn is an open valley with grassland, gorse, and alder. Upstream from where the two burns merge, the valleys become steeper and more wooded. Tower Burn has extensive areas of mixed woodland which supports attractive ground flora, such as primroses.


Views of the Berwickshire coast and Bass Rock from Pease Bridge

Ancient broadleaved woodland

Key species


(Cinclus cinclus)

Dippers are small stocky birds with strong legs and a short tail. They often appear to curtsey or dip when perched before diving into fast-flowing rivers in search of aquatic invertebrates. Dippers use their wings to swim under water and they can even walk along the river bed!

Did you know?

When built in the eighteenth century Pease Bridge was the highest bridge of its kind in Europe.Starting point

Car park – Pease Bay

OS reference

OS sheet 67 NT794707


1 mile circular route


45 mins to 1 hour


Parking, interpretation panels, walks


Steps, kissing gates

The walk

Cross the road and go through the kissing gate. Follow this path for about 50 meters and the go through the next gate, which marks the reserve entrance.

Follow this path for 20 metres and then turn left over the footbridge.

At the next path junction turn right up the valley. Follow this path and then turn left up Pease Dean. This is part of the Southern Upland Way.

Climb the wooden steps and turn right at the road.

Cross Pease Bridge and re-enter the reserve on the right.

Follow this path back down Pease Dean and turn right down the wooden steps.

Cross the footbridge and follow the path to the start of the walk.

Further information

The reserve has several walks available.

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