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Nature - Let's Go Dumfries & Galloway
Discover nature in Dumfries and Galloway and also with walking and cycling pages.

Wild Seasons - Dumfries and Galloway
Presenting the outstanding nature based resource of Dumfries and Galloway.

Attractions - D&G Council
With details of Local Parks, National Scenic Areas and Cycling information.

Outdoor access and paths
With walking information and routes at Dumfries and Galloway council.

SW Scotland Environmental Info Centre
SWSEIC works throughout Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire...

Dumfries & Galloway - VisitScotland
Discover the region, things to do, nature reserves and more outdoors places.

Galloway Forest Park
Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails...

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve
Explore the natural beauty of the UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Dumfries and Galloway walks
WalkHighlands presents countryside walks throughout the region.

Scottish Wildlife Trust Galloway
The Galloway Group has 300 members throughout Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland.

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The National Trust for Scotland

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.

Rural Retreats in Dumfries & Galloway

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.

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RSS Wildlife and Nature in Dumfries and Galloway – DGWGO
RSS Mull of Galloway – Blog
  • Harriers, owls and dolphins! 17th September 2018
    Autumn 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 2018
    One 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 2018
    The 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 […]
RSS Wild Seasons – News and Events
  • Wild Film Festival Scotland
    Walks, 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 programme
    The 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 Autumnwatch
    The 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 […]
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