Coastal reedbed, saltmarsh and mudflats with wildfowl and waders on the Solway Firth. The reserve is part of the Solway Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
From Dumfries, take the A710 Solway Coast Road south for 14 miles. The access path to the reserve is approximately one mile north of the village of Kirkbean.
Park on the grass verge by the wooden reserve sign. Go through the kissing gate and follow the path between two hedges to the reserve entrance.
Livestock is often present on the access path to the reserve (which is often rough and muddy). An unsurfaced path is maintained through the reedbed to the Merse.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at