Eden Water

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Eden Water, a stream of Berwick and Roxburgh shires, rising in Legerwood parisb, 3½ miles ESE of Lauder, at an altitude of 860 feet. Thence it winds 23¾ miles eastward, southward, and eastward again, through or along the border of Legerwood, Westruther, Gordon, Hume, Earlston, Nenthorn, Smailholm, Stichill, Kelso, and Ednam, till, after a total descent of 760 feet, it falls into the Tweed, at a point 1¾ mile E of Ednam village and 3½ miles NE of Kelso town. It is a first-rate troutstream, especially above Stichill Linn; and the lower part of its course is very beautiful, through rich and finely-wooded pastoral scenery.—Ord. Sur., sh. 25, 1865.

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