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WWT Caerlaverock A rugged and beautiful destination offering open space and tranquil wildlife watching. Wander through wildflower meadows, spotting orchids, butterflies and dragonflies, or see our winter migration spectacle.
Lockerbie Wildlife Trust manages Eskrigg Reserve and runs an annual program of talks, visits and workshops relating to wildlife and conservation for members, schools and other interested parties. Eskrigg Reserve and the adjacent woodland walks offer visitors the opportunity to relax in peaceful surroundings and observe or photograph the resident fungi, flora and fauna. Some may prefer to be a bit more energetic and explore a range of habitats, walk their dogs, or try out the mountain bike trail.
Castle Loch is the largest and shallowest of the lochs in Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway. The site is one of the earliest Local Nature Reserves (LNR) and is also a site of national and international importance for its birdlife. The loch is a fine location to visit at anytime of the year, offering opportunities to see birds and mammals. Willow Tit are a local speciality, and are frequently seen or heard.
Caerlaverock is on the north shore of the Solway Firth to the south east of Dumfries.
Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve (NNR) is signposted off the B725 road which runs from Dumfries to Glencaple/Bankend. You can access the NNR from Hollands Farm, Castle Corner or the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre.
It's been a while (90 years in fact) but the re-awaking of Annandale Distillery means that fine Single Malt Scotch Whisky now flows again from Dumfries and Galloway. For those who enjoy 'thinking whisky' as much as 'drinking whisky', we are a sophisticated Whisky Academy (virtual and actual).
Our new state-of-the-art museum has something for everyone.Experience life in a World War One Trench and explore the Factory to discover what life was like for the thousands of munitions girls who flocked to work here.
Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training, known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition. It offers instruction in Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts.
The Langholm Moor Demonstration Project is a partnership between Buccleuch Estates, Scottish Natural Heritage, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Natural England.
Applegarthtown, with its wetland habitat is internationally recognised for its highly successful artificial sand martin nesting banks. The Reserve began in 1984 when a piece of unproductive agricultural land was identified as an ideal site for a conservation wetland habitat. The intention was to attract a wide range of native and migratory species. The artificial nesting banks proved to be an extremely successful addition and having an access chamber to the nest itself has allowed regular scientific and health monitoring of young sand martins. The banks have proved a prototype for several other projects for several the projects in the UK and around the world.