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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...

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...

Treshnish Isles

Nr Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK

These delightful islands are well known for their breeding seabirds, with large numbers of puffins, razorbills 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.

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Cragbank Wood

Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK

The largest area of ancient ash-elm-hazel woodland left in the Scottish Borders, the reserve has a rich variety of plants...

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…

Loch Garten, Abernethy Forest (RSPB)

Nethybridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

This beautiful loch, surrounded by natural Scots pine forest is famous for ospreys. From the Osprey Centre you can observe...

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

A special reserve, with ancient woodland and a gorge through which the River Clyde flows over a series of four spectacular…

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Threave Estate (NTS)

By Castle Douglas, DG7 1RY

An attractive area of farmland and marshes beside the River Dee, excellent for wildfowl, with a good network of trails and…

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.

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...

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…

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…

Rothiemurchus Forest

By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

Superb Caledonian pine forest with many miles of trails.

Wild-Spirit

Isle of Skye, IV41 8PL

Booking a fast boat trip with us is an exhilarating way to get out on the water and a fantastic way to see wildlife.

1 Glasdrum Wood Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Glencoe (NTS) Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX
3 Treshnish Isles Nr Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK
4 Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB) Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT 3 stars
5 Cragbank Wood Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
6 Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Garve, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
7 Loch Garten, Abernethy Forest (RSPB) Nethybridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
8 Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 3 stars
9 Threave Estate (NTS) By Castle Douglas, DG7 1RY
10 Falls of Glomach (NTS) Glen Elchaig, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
11 Gartmorn Dam Country Park Sauchie, Nr. Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3NZ
12 Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS) Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
13 Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
14 Rothiemurchus Forest By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
15 Wild-Spirit Isle of Skye, IV41 8PL

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