Nature in southern Scotland
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The south west of Scotland is a must for nature lovers, take a peaceful walk in a bluebell filled wood or bird watch in the skies above, there is no mass tourism here just peace and tranquility. Galloway Forest Park is a short drive and stretches from the mountains of Galloway into East & South Ayrshire, there are walks, great roads for cycling and sculptures along the way. If you're looking for peaceful lochs, then look no further than Loch Ken, Loch Trool, Clatteringshaws and Loch Dee to name a few. We are close to the Solway Coast too where you will find bird reserves, expansive salt marshes and small secret places teeming with wildlife. Bring your binoculars and camera to get that closer view of red squirrels, mountain hares, red deer, roe deer, badgers, owls, black grouse, peregrine, osprey, red kite and much more!!

For more information about wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway, please visit:

Keith Kirk

Keith Kirk semi pro wildlife and natural history photographer and writerThe main photograph was very kindly supplied by Keith Kirk. Keith is a semi pro wildlife and natural history photographer and writer living and working in the Stewartry area of Dumfries and Galloway.  Keith also offers photography courses too, so if you would like to learn how to take stunning wildlife and natural history photographs contact us and we can arrange the course and accommodation for you.