Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock


The WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre is the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust's most northerly outpost - a spectacular 1,400 acre wild reserve on the north Solway coast. Get away from it all and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature. A place where the wild world still has the power to touch, thrill and inspire. The Solway is renowned as the winter home of the Svalbard barnacle geese, numbering up to 30,000 birds. Caerlaverock also welcomes thousands of other wintering wildfowl including whooper swans from Iceland. In summer explore the wildlife meadows and watch ospreys hunting over the Solway or via a live CCTV camera from the nest. Barn owls, badgers, natterjack toads and tadpole shrimps are also a delight. Four observation towers, 18 hides and a heated observatory overlook the reserve. In the visitor centre there is a Fairtrade coffee shop, theatre and gift shop. Binoculars for hire. Free car and coach park.


Contact Information

Eastpark Farm
  01387 770200
  Visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Disables access is good with a multi-access toilet facility and a wheelchair is available to borrow.
Opening Times : Open 10am-5pm every day except Christmas Day.

Admission Prices : To be found on website.

Location Information