Sandstell Fishing Shiel in Spittal

Sandstell Fishing Shiel, Sandstell Road, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1RE

The word “shiel” refers to the seasonal accommodation used by fishermen and in North Northumberland by salmon fishermen. The salmon fishing season lasts from 1st February until 30 November.

The shiels were equipped with bunks and fireplaces and were also used as storage for the fishing gear. Sandstell Shiel is a Grade II listed building. Records of its existence go back to 1735 and it is the only surviving unmodernised example of this type of building on the River Tweed.

Event Times

Friday 17 September: 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 18 September: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 19 September: 11:00 - 16:00

Booking Details

No booking required

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

This can be combined with a walk around the area to discover Secret Spittal. Contact for the day: Berwick HODS Team - 07966323231

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Near the Sandstell Road Carpark in Spittal

Organised by

Berwick Heritage Open Days and Spittal Improvement Trust