Detailed information for Wigtown Bay LNR

What you can see there

  Wigtown Bay LNR
Wigtown Bay, which includes the estuaries of the Rivers Cree and Bladnoch, is the biggest LNR in the British Isles and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The site is protected for its mudflats & salt marshes habitats that are home to several thousand geese in winter months. There are now 2 bird hides at the Martyr's Stake car park in Wigtown and at Wigtown Harbour and a newly flooded area to attract resident birds.


Dumfries & Galloway Council Nature Web Page Dumfries & Gllloway council website


The Council Ranger Service provide help for interested groups.


Ranger Services Dumfries & Galloway Council, Wigtown T: 01988 402401. Wildfowling and Punt Gunning Permits are available.


SNH Contact

SNH Newton Stewart

Size (Ha)


Designating Council

Dumfries and Galloway

Year of Designation


SNH Area

Dumfries & Galloway