The Solway Firth is located off the south west coast of Scotland, between Dumfries & Galloway and England.
It’s the third largest estuary in the UK and is a Special Area of Conservation, comprised of coastal dunes, salt marshes, raised mires and agricultural land.
There are beautiful beaches and bays on both the Scottish and English sides of the firth, including Rockcliffe, Southerness, Sandyhills and Balcary Bay. The stunning coastline also includes Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve and RSPB Merseheard reserve, where thousands of barnacle and pink-footed geese arrive in autumn and stay until spring.
Along the firth you’ll find scenic coastal towns and villages, including Kippford, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet, Wigtown and Whithorn.
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