Get set for 1400 nature-filled acres of amazing wildlife. With more hides, towers and observatories than any other nature reserve in Scotland, it’s the perfect place to get up-close and personal with our wonderful wildlife. Wind your way around our Sir Peter Scott Centenary trail, then hunker down in our one of our three hides to spot kingfishers, woodpeckers, and a wealth of small birds including the rare tree sparrow. Sweep through flower-filled meadows, past wild orchids and orange-tip butterflies on our wildflower meadow walk. Then follow the muddy banks of Lochar Water, looking out for roe deer tracks and a glimpse of the elusive otters who live here. When it’s time to refuel, head to our coffee shop for a delicious hot or cold home-made lunch. Follow our seasonal trails to learn more about wetland habitats and species. Hire a rucksack full of bug hunting equipment, do some pond dipping and use spotter guides in the summer to find bugs and dragonflies. Discover the Paddock. Wander through the Paddock, looking in the ponds for bugs, frogs and toads. Look in the hedgerows for tree sparrow, yellowhammers and reed buntings.Take a look in the Scottish Water Hide.
Here at WWT Caerlaverock, you can go back to being a family again, as long as you leave the mobile devices in the Boot of the car that is! This Attractions all about looking through your eyes and seeing things that might not ordinarily be found in your neck of the woods and to be able to do these kind of things as a family is truly addictive! Being also part of the WWT, every expense has been spared to give you an experience that is second to none and another thing I loved so much about this particular WWT site is the fact that you can stay here as long or as little as you like. Caelaverock is both beautiful and rustic and it has a wonderful charm about it and I really can't think of anywhere better to visit, unwind and forget about the pressures of modern day life back at home!