WWT Caerlaverock

Nature & Animals
In winter thousands of water birds are attracted to this wetland habitat, with ducks, waders, swans and barnacle geese in the fields and ponds.

About WWT Caerlaverock

WWT Caerlaverock is a stunning nature reserve on the Solway Firth. The entire population of Svalbard barnacle geese migrate to the Solway for the winter and the reserve provides amazing views of thousands of geese from over twenty hides, towers and observatories. One of the best wildlife watching sites in the UK, the site also boasts the most northerly UK population of natterjack toads. Additionally, the Atlantic saltmarsh at WWT Caerlaverock is among the most important saltmarsh systems in Britain.

The Visitor Centre has a coffee shop, gift shop and theatre/gallery. The gift shop sells a variety of optics including binoculars and telescopes, books on wildlife, bird food and feeders, and a variety of wildlife-related gifts. Friendly knowledgeable staff and volunteers guide and engage visitors and provide a year round programme of special events. The Caerlaverock Farmhouse provides self-catering accommodation all year round and guests have special access to the wild nature reserve.

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