Bird Feeding Station, Langholm moor

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Bird Feeding Station, Langholm moor

The Moorland bird feeding station is situated on the south side of Langholm moor, at Broomholmshiels,  and is a community resource as well as a pleasant visitor attraction.  An outdoor seating area behind improvised screens provide a surprisingly effective vantage point for viewing a range of woodland birds with Langholm Moors as a dramatic backdrop.  This makes for a very satisfying end goal if attempting one of the Langholm walks to the south of the town.

Significant Species:

Spring/summer - Hen Harriers can be seen hunting the moor, alongside displaying waders such as Curlew and Lapwing and Snipe, Siskin, Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Blue, Great tits are all regulars on the feeders.
Autumn/Winter - Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill
The adjoining moor is a SSSI for its raised bog flora and an SPA for its breeding Hen Harriers.

Best In: All year round


Broomholmshiels is on the southern edge of Langholm, on the south side of a minor road leading from the B6318 out onto the Moor.  
Post Code: DG13
Grid Reference: NY 385 823
Latitude: 55.131176
Longitude: -2.969205

How to get there

By car: follow the A7 South out of Langholm, take the first left at Skipper’s bridge onto the B6318 , follow this road a mile until you see signs for Broomholmshiels, Cronksbank, Rashiel.

By bus service: Bus service to Langholm Town, no bus access to the moor

On foot: see for waymarked routes


Hardcore parking space
Temporary willow screen – to watch birds, permanent bird hide planned
Interpretation boards – information  (planned)
Nearest Public toilets can be found at the Kiln green NY363 849
School group visits and guided tours can be arranged.


Making the Most of Moorlands
Project manager: Cat Barlow
Mobile: 07912511760
Office.: 013873 80914

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