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Freshwater | Strathbeg

Strathbeg - Pink footed Geese c/o RSPB Images and Gomersall
Strathbeg - Pink footed Geese in flight.
Photo _ RSPB Imaegs and Chris Gomersall

At the Loch of Strathbeg near Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, 80,000 Pink footed Geese are in residence in autumn. That's a quarter of the world's population!

The reason why they are in Strathbeg is because this is the most northerly, and the first, stopping off point for them on their journey south from Iceland and Greenland.

River Tweed (Image: Slamon leaping c/o PA Images)

River Tweed

The River Tweed and its tributaries are one of the most famous salmon spots in the British Isles.

Slapton Ley (Image: Badger)

Slapton Ley

  • Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south west Britain. It's a great place for marine life and mammals.

"Water, they say, is the very essence of life. We're dipping into some top freshwater habitats - lakes, lochs and rivers that you should explore this autumn...

 

"In the autumn one of THE true natural spectacles takes place - the salmon leap! And there's also some great mammal and marine life to look out for. So get yourself down to the waterside."

        
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