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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Lothian & Scottish Borders

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.

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...

St Abbs Head (NTS)

Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF

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…

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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