The Countryside of Dumfries & Galloway
Discover the countryside of Dumfries & Galloway on your doorstep or on holiday
A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland's coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.
A few beautiful self-catering properties including a lodge that is a walkers paradise, and a former shepherd's cottage in the hills. Get away from the daily routine with a stay in rural Scotland and get back to nature.
- COULD YOU ‘BEE’ A BEE KEEPER 15th October 2015My name is Luisa Gonzalez and I am dismantling a professional apiary near Dalbeattie – Dumfries & Galloway – because I believe that honey is essential for bees welfare […]
- Ringlet Takes Scottish Crown In Big Butterfly Count Top 10 14th October 2015The beautiful Ringlet took advantage of the wet summer to take top spot in Scotland in this year’s Big Butterfly Count. Numbers of Ringlet were up 221% compared to […]
- SOUTH OF SCOTLAND WILDLIFE FESTIVALS UNITE IN QUEST FOR YEAR OF FOOD AND DRINK 30th March 2015South of Scotland nature festivals call on support for revival of wild foods and conservation of local food resources Two of the south of Scotland’s prestigious nature festivals are uniting […]
- Harriers, owls and dolphins! 17th September 2018Autumn has really struck the Mull of Galloway this past week. Strong chilly winds and frequent showers interspersed with warm sunshine and gentle breezes has led to a real mix of conditions. Autumn has also been marked by the increase in migrating birds passing through or over the reserve. Early visitors to the Mull of […]
- Blast off! 15th August 2018One of the most iconic features of the Mull of Galloway is its foghorn, last used as a navigational aid in 1987 but who’s platform provides a fantastic spot to stand and take in the spectacular views out towards Isle of Man, Ireland and on clear days, the Cumbrian coast whilst listening to the sounds […]
- First to go 7th August 2018The cliffs at Mull of Galloway have become somewhat quieter over the past couple of weeks with the razorbill and guillemot departing to spend the next 7 months at sea before returning next spring. There is still plenty of noise to be heard though from the kittiwake rearing their young which are now on average around 4 weeks […]
- Wild Film Festival ScotlandWalks, Wildlife and Amazing Journeys Explore one of Scotland’s loveliest regions, discover species saved from extinction, enjoy outstanding film and photography Walkers are being invited to discover the hills, coasts, moors and woodlands of Dumfries and Galloway as part of the new Wild Film Festival Scotland (WFFS). The themes of the event, in Dumfries from […]
- Wild Spring Festival 2016 programmeThe 2016 Wild Spring Festival will run from Friday the 25 th March through till Sunday the 10 th April. There is a programme of over 60 events, activities, fairs and guided walks to highlight the fantastic wildlife that is coming back to life, or just coming back to Dumfries and Galloway. The events will cover […]
- Win a behind the scenes tour of BBC AutumnwatchThe BBC have made the excellent decision to broadcast Autumnwatch 2015 live from WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre just south of Dumfries. This will start on the 2 nd November, a week after the end of our own Wild Autumn Festival. This is such a great opportunity to see the BBCs natural history team in action […]