Nature and culture
The dramatic open landscape of Caerlaverock stretches into the Solway Firth. This Reserve provides a winter home for thousands of wading birds and wildfowl. From September onwards, thousands of barnacle geese descend on the coast.
This area has been popular with fishermen for centuries and the ancient technique of 'haaf netting' is still practiced today.
Further inland the mudflats grade into salt marsh as vegetation begins to take hold.
Caerlaverock is a place rich in wildlife and history.
Constantly changing and moving with the tide the mud and merse provide rich pickings for birds.
Thousands of birds fly thousands of miles to winter at Caerlaverock.
A haven for natterjacks and shrimps.
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