The Solway Firth and lochs of Galloway are a paradise for bird watchers.
Glenlochar, on the west shore of Loch Ken. 3 mile trail through woodland and farmland. Goose viewing platform over Loch Ken and main goose feeding areas. Open at all times.
Many of our recommended B&Bs have maps and guides of their local area that you can borrow
The farmland and mudflats on the Solway shore are full of birds in winter, including barnacle geese, pink footed geese, pintails and birds of prey. In spring, see lapwings, curlew and snipe display on the wet meadows and marsh.
Enjoy spotting red deer in their natural environment in the Galloway Forest Park. Around 60 red deer live here and you can observe them from the viewing area and hide. Open all year. Admission is free. Rangers are on hand April - August. Look out for other wildlife including birds of prey such as buzzards. The Range is situated off the A712 between Newton Stewart and New Galloway.
This is the most southerly point in Scotland. Excellent views from the cliffs over the Solway Firth and Irish Sea to the Isle of Man. Thousands of breeding seabirds. Best time to visit is April to July.