Welcome to Wild Seasons
Welcome to the Wild Seasons web site, which presents the outstanding nature based resource in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland to visitors and residents alike.
We are a group of countryside professionals made up of countryside rangers, wardens and countryside staff, as well as business owners, all of whom are passionate about our bit of the world, and who want to share that passion with anyone interested in getting out and about, looking to experience more of the natural resource that the area has to offer.
From the sea-cliffs of the Mull of Galloway to the beaches of the Colvend coast, the salt marshes of Caerlaverock to the raised peat-lands around Dumfries, the forests of Galloway to the mountain range of the ‘Awful Hand’, along with ancient woodlands, upland and lowland pastures and internationally important montane scrubland Dumfries and Galloway really does have an un-paralleled collection of landscapes. Combine this to its latitude and the influence of the Gulf Stream, and you’ll understand just why the area offers such a uniquely rich diversity of habitat and wildlife.
It’s impossible to be in the incredible landscapes without wanting to get out there and enjoy them and to see and hear the fantastic range of sights and sounds there are. These pages are designed to help you to do just that, whatever your level of experience and knowledge.
We work to help you enjoy the region whenever and wherever you want. Through a renowned series of seasonally based events we want to make your experience as much fun and as informative as we can. You will also find a host of other information and background about the natural resource on the site, it really is THE ‘go to’ place for anyone with an interest in seeing and learning about the superb wildlife and landscapes here in Dumfries and Galloway.
You can see some of the wildlife people have seen whilst here in Dumfries and Galloway by clicking on this Flickr link or the Flickr icon at the top of the page.
This project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community through the Dumfries & Galloway Leader 2007-2013 Programme and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, working with Scotland's people to care for our natural heritage.
This site is presently managed by the Southern Uplands Partnership on behalf of a range of statutory agencies, non-governmental environmental bodies and tourism businesses from across Dumfries and Galloway.
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