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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Lothian & Scottish Borders

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…

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...

Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK

These four wetland jewels include lichen rich willow scrub, sedge swamps, herb meadows and butterfly favoured grasslands.

St Abbs Head (NTS)

Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF

Hirsel Country Park

Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK

In the grounds of Hirsel House this is one of Scotland's most attractive country parks with a wide selection of walks, a...

St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve (NNR)

St. Abb's, Eyemouth, Borders, Scotland, UK

This impressive rocky headland, with 100m high cliffs, is the most important site for nesting seabirds in SE Scotland, also...

Farne Isles National Nature Reserve (NT)

Seahouses, Northumberland, Scotland, UK

One of Europe's most important seabird colonies some 2 miles off the Northumberland coast. Close-up views of puffins,...

Ford Moss Nature Reserve

Northumberland, Scotland, UK

Perfect combination of walk and natural history; approx 2 mile path around SSSI nature reserve. A treat for those interested...

Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS)

Nr. Peebles, Scotland, UK

Glentress Forest lies at the heart of the Forest Park. Activities include leisurely walks to mountain biking on the 7stanes...

Bemersyde Moss (SWT)

Nr Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK

This shallow loch and marsh is well-known for its large colony of black-headed gulls. It is also good for wintering...

Bass Rock Reserve

North Berwick, Scotland, UK

The Bass Rock off the coast of North Berwick is described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the wildlife wonders of the...

John Muir Country Park

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

One of Scotland's most varied country parks, with woodland, saltmarsh, cliffs, dunes and beaches. Good system of...

Aberlady Bay

By Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Britain's first Local Nature Reserve established in1952, this shallow bay with mud flats and salt marsh, is a well known...

1 Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
2 Cragbank Wood Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
3 Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK
4 St Abbs Head (NTS) Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF
5 Hirsel Country Park Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
6 St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve (NNR) St. Abb's, Eyemouth, Borders, Scotland, UK
7 Farne Isles National Nature Reserve (NT) Seahouses, Northumberland, Scotland, UK
8 Ford Moss Nature Reserve Northumberland, Scotland, UK
9 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) Nr. Peebles, Scotland, UK
10 Bemersyde Moss (SWT) Nr Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
11 Bass Rock Reserve North Berwick, Scotland, UK
12 John Muir Country Park Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, UK
13 Aberlady Bay By Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

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