KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1

This is ei­ther a great walk or a few stops with a car and a short walk to the hide. Scan the Loch from this nar­row neck look­ing for grebes and Goosander.

2

Walk through the wood, par­al­lel to the road, look­ing for tit flocks to spot Wil­low Tit, and look for win­ter­ing duck and geese from the fish­ing ar­eas.

3

A short walk along the B7020 and along a farm track brings you to the cas­tle. A feed­ing sta­tion is lo­cated be­hind the cas­tle and a path and board­walk takes you to the hide. This is a great location for scan­ning the loch.

4

A rough path takes you around the loch with mixed habi­tat from alder/wil­low carr, tus­sock grass­land to conifer plan­ta­tion. Look for war­blers in sum­mer, and Snipe and Jack Snipe in win­ter.

5

Cross the A709 onto the mi­nor road to get great views back over the loch and a chance to see more farm­land birds.

6

The lay-by here is best vis­ited with a car as the road has no pave­ment and is the main road to Dum­fries. This location is ideal for find­ing div­ing ducks, grebes and swans.

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