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Nature reserves and parks

Did you know that Scotland has the oldest Local Nature Reserve and the largest National Park in the UK? Follow the links below to explore the diversity and richness of what's on offer across Scotland.

View to Cairn Toul, Cairngorms ©J.E.Gordon/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

National parks

The 2 National Parks contain some of Scotland's best wildlife and landscapes and provide a wealth of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors

Family walking, Hillend Country Park, Pentland Hills, Lothian ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Regional parks

The 3 Regional Parks provide a range of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and are all within easy reach from the central belt.

Countryside rangers with primary school children on a field trip to a park in Glasgow. ©Lorne Gill/SNH.For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Country parks

Which one of Scotland's 36 country parks is closest to where you live? Browse the list and find some new places to visit.

Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, Glen Affric NNR. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

National Nature Reserves

Come and enjoy nature in these special places for wildlife.

Keen of Hamar, Unst. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk

Nature Reserves (SNH)

Information on nature reserves owned and / or managed by SNH.

Visitors at the Scottish Wildlife Trust Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve. ©Lorne Gill/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Local Nature Reserves

Local nature reserves provide a range of opportunities to enjoy nature close to home.

Walkers and horses in woodland near Crieff. ©George Logan/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Other sites

Just some of the other wonderful outdoor places that you can visit in Scotland.



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