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Rothiemurchus Forest

By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

Superb Caledonian pine forest with many miles of trails.

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…

Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

One of the few remaining areas of peatland in central Scotland - most have been cut for their peat or drained for farming…

Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)

The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB

This large tidal basin with its surrounding pinewoods, coastal heath and sand dunes has a very special character. It…

Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Balmaha, G63 0JQ

Famous the world over for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores, the reserve, includes five of the loch's islands and…

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

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…

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...

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.

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

FK8 3SX

Where the Highlands and forest adventure begin. Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling wooded hills and...

Mull of Galloway (RSPB)

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP

The most southerly point of Scotland. The cliffs are home to thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots,...

Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The moist cliffs and rocky outcrops of this large reserve support an unusually lush growth of mountain plants including...

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…

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...

Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Garve, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

One of the highest mountains in Easter Ross, home to red deer, pine marten and golden eagle. Dwarf birch, cloudberry and…

1 Rothiemurchus Forest By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
2 Rona and Sula Sgeir (NNR) North Lewis, Scotland, UK
3 Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
4 Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB
5 Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (SNH) Balmaha, G63 0JQ
6 Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB) Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT 3 stars
7 Grey Mare's Tail (NTS) Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
8 Glencoe (NTS) Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX
9 Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Handa Island, By Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
10 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) FK8 3SX
11 Mull of Galloway (RSPB) Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP
12 Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK
13 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
14 Seaton Cliffs (SWT) By Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, UK
15 Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Garve, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

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