Threave Wildfowl Reserve


Situated off the A75, 1 mile W of Castle Douglas, Threave Wildfowl Refuge offers exciting opportunities to view otter, barn owl and kingfisher throughout the year. Wintering wildfowl include Greenland white fronted geese; pink footed geese, whooper swans and wigeon. The summer months bring lapwing, snipe and redshank. An all abilities path leads from Kelton Mains down to Stepping-Stones hide. Other paths and hides overlook Blackpark Marsh and the River Dee, giving good year-round wildlife viewing. Children especially welcome and dogs allowed on leads. Ranger Service available and ranger-led walks throughout the season, please telephone for details. Visitors can now view an osprey nest from a specifically constructed viewing platform. Last year was the second successful year of breeding at the site.

Contact Information

Castle Douglas
  01556 502575
  Visit the Threave Wildfowl Reserve website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Unassisted wheelchair access on an all abilities path from Kelton Mains down to Stepping Stones Hide which is suitable for wheelchairs.
Opening Times : Telephone to check opening times and prices.

Location Information