Exciting hands-on discovery for all ages
Wind your way around our Sir Peter Scott Centenary trail, then hunker down in one of our hides to spot little egrets, curlews, golden plover, barnacle geese, water rails and a wealth of small birds including the rare tree sparrow.
Find one of 20 different hides around the reserve, to sit in peace and quiet and watch the wildlife spectacle unfold in front of you! We have the larger Avenue Tower, Peter Scott Observatory and Saltcot Merse Observatory, or one of our many small hides, such as Sharp’s Lookout and the fantastic Teal Pond Hide!
Follow our seasonal trails to learn interesting facts about wetland habitats and species such as winter buds, collective nouns, feathers, waders and farmland birds. Find out more.
Wander through our newest habitat, the Paddock. Created two years ago the ponds are full of plant and insect life. Look in the hedgerows for tree sparrows, yellowhammers and reed buntings. The Scottish Water Hide is a fantastic place to watch wildlife, with a stunning view of the Solway and the Lake District hills.