Caerlaverock is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year.
In 1957 the Duke of Norfolk, who owned Caerlaverock Estate, approached Scottish Natural Heritage's predecessor with a ground breaking vision for his time. His idea was to create a special place where conservation, farming, fishing and wildfowling could co-exist in harmony so future generations could also enjoy this unique landscape.
Have a look at our events page to see what we are doing to celebrate.
Sand, sea, mud and merse
A visual melting pot of swirling blues and greys, the mudflats and saltmarsh (merse) of Caerlaverock provide a winter feast for birds like barnacle geese, bar tailed godwit and knot. Standing on the edge of this vast flat expanse, you can watch flocks of birds wheeling through the sky as they travel from mudflat to coastal salt marsh. Or arrive at dusk in early summer and listen to the eerie chorus of natterjack toads as they compete to attract a mate, noisily croaking for attention.
Find out how to get here and about visiting and exploring this reserve.
Volunteering at Caerlaverock NNR
Find out more about wildfowling and permits at Caerlaverock NNR
Read more about the wildlife, habitats and cultural interest of this reserve.
Read about how we manage this reserve.
Find publications about this reserve.
Contact information for the reserve.
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