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The Nàdurra Visitor Centre
The Nàdurra Visitor Centre

Glenmore, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, PH36 4JG

The Nàdurra Visitor Centre provides visitors with an introduction to the breathtaking variety of flora, fauna and geology…

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  • Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS)
    Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS)

    Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

    Spectacular mile long 200 feet deep gorge which contains the 150 foot Falls of Measach. Suspension bridge and viewing…

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  • Loch Gruinart (RSPB)
    Loch Gruinart (RSPB)

    Bushmills, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA44 7PR

    This exciting reserve on Islay, is famous for its large numbers of wintering geese, and breeding waders and birds of prey…

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  • Glencoe (NTS)
    Glencoe (NTS)

    Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX

    Some of the finest climbing and walking country in the Highlands is to be found within this area of dramatic landscapes...

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  • Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT)
    Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

    Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH

    This reserve is well-known for its pair of breeding ospreys. An observation hide allows close-up views of their nest and…

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    Staffa Island
    Staffa National Nature Reserve (NTS)

    West of Mull, Argyll, PA67 6DG

    Well-known for its amazing basalt columns and cathedral-like Fingal's Cave, the island has an important breeding colony…

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  • Grey Mare's Tail (NTS)
    Grey Mare's Tail (NTS)

    Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

    This spectacular upland reserve, home to Scotland's highest waterfall, is rich in wildflowers. Visitor centre with remote…

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  • Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT)
    Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

    Handa Island, By Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK

    This spectacular island with one of the largest seabird colonies in north-west Europe offers a superb wildlife experience.

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  • Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    North east of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK

    A mosaic of bogland plants, along with a notable range of butterflies and dragonflies, make this the most stunning upland…

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  • Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)
    Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)

    By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

    Perthshire's highest mountain with views from the Atlantic to the North Sea, Ben Lawers is well-known for the rich variety…

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    Wood of Cree (RSPB)

    Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

    The largest ancient oakwood in the south of Scotland with breeding redstarts, pied flycatchers, and garden warblers. Roe...

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    Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

    This superb glen has some of the finest native pinewood in Scotland. Breeding birds include Scottish crossbill…

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  • Falls of Glomach (NTS)
    Falls of Glomach (NTS)

    Glen Elchaig, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

    One of the highest waterfalls in Britain (113m), set in a steep narrow cleft in remote country.

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  • Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)
    Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)

    Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

    Rising above the heather moorland this reserve is important for its upland animals and plants, supporting species like…

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  • Rockcliffe (NTS)
    Rockcliffe (NTS)

    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX

    Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a variety of birds, flowers and butterflies.

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  • 1 The Nàdurra Visitor Centre Glenmore, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, PH36 4JG
    2 Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS) Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
    3 Loch Gruinart (RSPB) Bushmills, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA44 7PR
    4 Glencoe (NTS) Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX
    5 Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH 3 stars
    6 Staffa National Nature Reserve (NTS) West of Mull, Argyll, PA67 6DG
    7 Grey Mare's Tail (NTS) Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
    8 Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Handa Island, By Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
    9 Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH) North east of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
    10 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
    11 Wood of Cree (RSPB) Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
    12 Glen Tanar National Nature Reserve (SNH) Glen Tanar, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
    13 Falls of Glomach (NTS) Glen Elchaig, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
    14 Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
    15 Rockcliffe (NTS) Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX

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