Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve covers a wild and remote corner of south-west Scotland. A wide range of wildlife thrives in the summit heath, heather moorland and blanket bog of this reserve in the Galloway Hills.
Grouse and raptors are regular sights, and even the golden eagle sometimes puts in an appearance. Red deer and roe deer roam the moorland and forest fringes. Brown hares occur on lower ground and mountain hares at higher altitudes.
Read our leaflet for a timeline of Cairnsmore of Fleet’s human history and to learn more about the wildlife and seasonal highlights of the reserve.