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What to see and where in Southern Scotland

There are many great places to see wildlife and be inspired by nature across Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders . . . .

Explore Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders

We've produced two FREE guides to some of the area's best places to enjoy nature and history. With easy-to-follow routes, each guide gives detailed information about must-see sites and lesser-known gems:

Explore for a Day - Dumfries & Galloway suggests five itineraries for you to follow, each offering a memorable and varied day out - The Rhinns of Galloway; Wigtown Bay and The Machars; Galloway Forest Park; Southern Uplands; Nith Estuary; East Stewartry Coast.

Explore for a Day - Scottish Borders allows you to create your own special natural and cultural experience by following one of five suggested itineraries - Tweedsmuir Hills; Tweed Valley; Scott's Country; Blackadder, Whiteadder and the Tweed; Cliffs, Smugglers and Golden Sands.

Mud, glorious mud

Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve external site  is one of the oldest and largest wetland reserves in Scotland. Located on the Solway Firth, it was established in 1957 to protect the saltmarsh and rapidly declining Svalbard barnacle goose population.

Take our suggested walk  PDF document  that starts at Castle Corner car park just off the B725, south of Glencaple village.


We've got a variety of events coming up on our National Nature Reserves. Go to our Events Listings to see what's happening near you.
Wildlife events in Dumfries & Galloway are packaged together and promoted on the Wild Seasons external site  website.

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