Caerlaverock CastleCaerlaverock Castle
South-east of Trigony, is one of the most unique medieval castles with a moat and a twin towered gatehouse still standing. It is configured in a triangular arrangement and sits in Caerlaverock Estate which covers 5,200 acres to the East of the Nith Estuary near Dumfries. The estate offers some fantastic walks through their National Nature Reserve managed by Scottish Natural Heritage and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Native woodland walks take visitors past the ancient ruins of the original Caerlaverock Castle. Climbing to the summit of ‘Wardlaw.’ gives magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. Taking a walk through “The Merse” gives you a tour of the local wildlife, geese, natterjack toads, oyster-catcher or the heron. A network of signposted paths and board walks lead dog walkers through beautiful countryside. “The Flooders Trail” was opened in 2012 giving access to wheel chair users over the first section. Beginning at the “Castle Corner Carpark” the trail wanders through woodland, skirting the marshes and crossing fields before leading dog walkers and visitors to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. For more information visit http://www.flooderstrail.co.uk
http://www.caerlaverockestate.co.uk or call the Tea Room 01387 770 673
40 minute drive from Trigony and the walks are suitable for all ages and abilities.