Places to Visit in Caerlaverock

SNH Boardwalks Renewal Works

Thanks to Adam Murphy, Reserve Officer at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) who has let us know that they are about to start works on renewing the final stretch of boardwalk in Holland’s reed bed [see map above]. Works start on Monday (19th November) and they aim to be completed in approx. 4 weeks ready for [...]

By |2018-11-16T18:31:24+00:00November 16th, 2018|Community News, Places to Visit, Walking|

An Unforgettable Experience!

We were really disappointed that we couldn't make it to the Evening Exploration event on Saturday - a collaboration between three local organisations Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). However, Alison Robertson was there, and has sent us this wonderful account of the experience - a magical [...]

Fascinating Foraging with Mark Williams – a Report

We were fortunate enough to secure a place on 22nd September 2018 at the Autumn Fungi and Wild Food Foraging event with the ebullient and erudite Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods, in association with Scottish Natural Heritage, who generously subsidised the event. A highly enjoyable and occasionally sunny afternoon was spent at Castle Corner, [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:09:38+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Community News, Natural History, Places to Visit, Things To Do, Walking|

Interview with a Local Author

We met up with local author Moira Shields at The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust [WWT] Caerlaverock to chat about her newly published book (and ask her lots of interesting questions!). We had a great time, with lots of laughs! Moira is a proud Doonhamer. Born on the 2nd floor of Cresswell Maternity Hospital (so [...]

By |2018-09-19T01:34:27+00:00September 15th, 2018|Community News, People, Places to Visit|

Jousting at Caerlaverock Castle

After the success of last year's event, Caerlaverock Castle is once again set to host this spectacular jousting tournament. Get ready to cheer on your favourite as the chivalric knights ready their noble steeds.  Buy your event tickets online in advance to save 10% (available until Friday 27 July).  Online tickets for Saturday 28 [...]

By |2018-09-19T01:34:41+00:00July 24th, 2018|Community News, Places to Visit, What's On?|

Caerlaverock Special on Border Life!

Did you see the Caerlaverock Special on ITV Border Life recently? Grab a cup of tea, and sit down for 20 minutes to watch Sandy McCracken present this beautiful feature all about our cracking little corner of the world... You will see fantastic footage of Caerlaverock Castle, hear a bit of its history from [...]

WWT Caerlaverock Bioblitz Agenda

WWT Caerlaverock posted this information on Facebook today: "We are excited that Chris Packham's UK Bioblitz is coming to WWT Caerlaverock tomorrow, Tuesday 17th July. This is what will be happening during the day:  10am-5pm Moth trapping 10-10.30am Small Mammal Trapping 10.30-10.45am Badger talk and stealthcam footage 11am - 12 Bird Ringing Demonstration 11am-12 [...]

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