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 moorland, Dumfries and Galloway really does have an unparalleled collection of wildlife habitats and landscapes.

Whatever your level of experience and knowledge, it’s impossible not to want to get out there and enjoy these habitats and landscapes, 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.