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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Dumfries & Galloway

Mersehead (RSPB)

Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH

A beautiful reserve on the shore of the Solway, important for wintering wildfowl with barnacle geese and many ducks....

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…

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,...

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…

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…

Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH)

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…

Rockcliffe (NTS)

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX

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

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...

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…

Mabie (FC)

Dumfries, Scotland, UK

4 miles from Dumfries. Containing a wide range of species and ages of trees. From the car park choose from the adventure...

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock

Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS

This superb reserve, with many observation hides and an observatory, offers some of the best wildfowl viewing opportunities...

Ken-Dee Marshes (RSPB)

Castle Douglas, Scotland, UK

The attractive wetland and woodland reserve beside Loch Ken is a good place to see willow tits, redstarts and pied...

1 Mersehead (RSPB) Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH
2 Grey Mare's Tail (NTS) Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
3 Mull of Galloway (RSPB) Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP
4 Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
5 Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
6 Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH) Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
7 Rockcliffe (NTS) Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX
8 Wood of Cree (RSPB) Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
9 Threave Estate (NTS) By Castle Douglas, DG7 1RY
10 Mabie (FC) Dumfries, Scotland, UK
11 Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
12 Ken-Dee Marshes (RSPB) Castle Douglas, Scotland, UK
13 Galloway Forest Park Scotland, UK

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