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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

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Glasdrum Wood

Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK

From the trail through this ancient wood of oak and ash there are good views over Loch Creran and the chance to spot the...

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…

Seaton Cliffs (SWT)

By Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, UK

These spectacular cliffs of rich red sandstone just to the east of Arbroath are good for seabirds and wildflowers including...

Rogie Falls

Contin, Scotland, UK

Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic.

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…

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.

Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB)

Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT

This amazing wetland is one of the most important natural floodplains in Europe. A great place for wildlife and scenery.

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Islay Natural History Trust

Main Street, Port Charlotte, PA48 7TX

Essential information for those interested in Islay's nature with exhibits, displays and hands-on exploration for all ages.

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Gartmorn Dam Country Park

Sauchie, Nr. Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3NZ

This local nature reserve, with Scotlands oldest reservoir built in 1713, is important for migratory wildfowl in winter. A...

Rothiemurchus Forest

By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

Superb Caledonian pine forest with many miles of trails.

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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Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

This is a classic example of an ancient 'raised' bog. Among the species you can find here are cranberry, bog rosemary and…

Rona and Sula Sgeir (NNR)

North Lewis, Scotland, UK

This isolated rocky island has large numbers of breeding gannets and other seabirds. Each August the men of Ness come over…

Hermitage (NTS)

Nr Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Interesting mixed conifer and deciduous woodlands. Above the wooded gorge is a picturesque folly - 'Ossian's Hall'.

Glen Roy National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Roybridge, By Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

One of the most remarkable glacial landforms in Britain, the 'Parallel Roads' are the shorelines of an ice-damned lake.

1 Glasdrum Wood Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS) Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
3 Seaton Cliffs (SWT) By Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, UK
4 Rogie Falls Contin, Scotland, UK
5 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
6 Falls of Glomach (NTS) Glen Elchaig, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
7 Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB) Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT 3 stars
8 Islay Natural History Trust Main Street, Port Charlotte, PA48 7TX
9 Gartmorn Dam Country Park Sauchie, Nr. Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3NZ
10 Rothiemurchus Forest By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
11 The Nàdurra Visitor Centre Glenmore, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, PH36 4JG
12 Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
13 Rona and Sula Sgeir (NNR) North Lewis, Scotland, UK
14 Hermitage (NTS) Nr Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
15 Glen Roy National Nature Reserve (SNH) Roybridge, By Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

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