Explore the Mull of Galloway
Mull of Galloway
Sticking out into the sea in the far west of the region is the Rhinns of Galloway peninsula. At the lower tip of the Rhinns is the Mull of Galloway - the most southerly point in Scotland.
With its awesome 260-ft high cliffs and spectacular seascapes and sunsets, the Mull is an amazing place for a walk or just to sit and watch the sun sinking below the waves. It is also a great place to see birds.
Gaze out to the west and you’ll see the Solway Firth and Irish Sea with the Isle of Man in the distance. In spring and summer, you can experience the frantic activity of a large cliff colony of seabirds, such as puffins, black guillemots and kittiwakes.
At the RSPB visitor centre, you can see the seabirds up close thanks to video cameras with live links to the cliffs. As well as nesting seabirds, keep an eye out for peregrines that nest in the area, and manx shearwaters and gannets passing offshore.
Atlantic grey seals and harbour porpoises are a common sight, while basking sharks, minke whale and bottlenose dolphins are a possibility. Otters have also been spotted in this area.
From April to September, the RSPB runs guided walks around the reserve looking at the diverse flora and wildlife of the reserve.
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