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RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes Reserve

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A762, Castle Douglas DG7 2NJ, Scotland
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Barnacle Geese galore

A great place to get close to many geese and ducks in particular. A very pleasant winter walk in a... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
FalcoScotland
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Scotland
A mst visit at any time of year.

There are two hides here and a viewing platform for visiting geese in winter. Summer has the woods... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
mfuwe
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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A762, Castle Douglas DG7 2NJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

A great place to get close to many geese and ducks in particular. A very pleasant winter walk in a great open area. Helpful RSPB staff member.

Thank FalcoScotland
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

There are two hides here and a viewing platform for visiting geese in winter. Summer has the woods full of small birds and winter has wildfowl including Greenland race of White-fronted Goose.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Enjoyed our visit to the reserve in June. It is mainly two hides situated down one long path. It is a pleasant walk through the woods to each hide, though there was not a lot going on out on the water other than an awful...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We stopped off here on our way to B&B. We had a lovely walk around the reserve (the tide was out so no sea birds to see). The hides were disappointing, but there was plenty of bird life outside the hides. We heard cuckoo, saw...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Be prepared for a walk to the hides!! To the furthest one it is about 1.75miles (so 3.5miles round trip. The walk is very pleasant and you may be lucky (as we were to see red kite flying overhead whilst going to and from the...More

Thank davenottinghamGB
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have just visited this area of Scotland recently. We parked in the car park having just seen a Red Squirrel close by and immediately saw Red Kites. The target birds , Greenland White fronted geese, were in abundance by the waters. A walk down...More

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Off the beaten track small RSPB site (parking for (say) 6? Cars). Called in on a whim as I was traveling through Dumfries. Really enjoyed it. Easy track to walk down, 2 smallish hides, some rarities to be seen. Very easy all in all.

Thank Fargo2016
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

The information at the car-park was not very helpful. We thought you had to walk to the hide, (three miles there and back!), however it became clear we could have used our car. When we got to the hide the bird-feeders were empty; we put...More

Thank joan11111
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

We went in November hoping to see the Greenland White-fronted Geese and the rare (in Scotland) Willow Tit. We saw both. The track to the hide is a little rough but you can drive down it if you have limited mobility. I would imagine it's...More

1  Thank G4HZW
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

From the small car park, a delightful gentle walk along the lane, will lead you to a viewing platform(not wheelchair accessible), with grand views of Loch Ken, the surrounding countryside and different species of birds, including the red kites flying overhead. Further along two hides...More

1  Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
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