Key Sites

The map below shows some of the best sites to see reptiles and amphibians in Dumfries and Galloway.  Most of the local species are widespread and can be found throughout the region in suitable habitat, but some such as the Natterjack are restricted to just a few sites.  Some of those which are most accessible are shown on the map.

Key amphibian and reptile sites


Please remember that Natterjack and Great Crested Newts are strictly protected under European legislation.  It is an offence to handle, disturb or photograph them without an appropriate license.
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