lies on the Solway Firth in Scotland's Border country.
This small corner
of the UK where Scotland meets England is rich in nature.
The Solway Firth
is a great place for bird watching - even the historic name Caerlaverock means
'castle of the lark'. One of the best places to start is the Caerlaverock nature
Estuaries are fantastic
habitats for wildlife. Great tidal flows, deep and shallow waters, and salt marshes
all provide rich places for wildlife.
- Our estuaries offer amazing opportunities
for wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar team
- from bird watching to reptile hunting.
- Visitor Guide
Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.|
are essential if you're watching wading birds. Binoculars and scopes. Protective
camouflage clothing. Outdoor shoes. |
Bird watching - many small and large
hides and lookout towers with bird books. Barnacle Geese events. Swan feeding
twice daily. Good views over Solway estuary from tower observatories.
Barnacle Geese start arriving at Caerlaverock in late September/October and by
December numbers are reaching their peak. Look for them on the surrounding films
during the daytime.
Badger watching - small cost. The Stars and
Stripes nights can be booked via the Wetland and Wildlife Trust - 01387 770200.
areas suitable for visitors with disabilities - some muddy areas. Guide dogs welcome.
nine miles south east of Dumfries. Limited bus service from Dumfries to Caerlaverock.
daily 10am-5pm with some late openings for special wild events. Closed Christmas
£4.40; Concession (Students, Senior Citizens) £3.60; Child £2.70.
Family Ticket £11.50. Children on school visits and kids under four are
cafe at Caerlaverock Wildfowl Centre. Shop. Events programme.|
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