Duns Castle

Situated to the north of Duns, this reserve has two man-made lochs – Hen Poo and Mill Dam – surrounded by mixed woodland. Water lilies and reedmace growing along the banks provide cover for wildfowl. 

Why visit?

Woodland flowers and birds, Breeding wildfowl, Walking,

Best time to visit?

Apr to Jul for wildflowers, , ,

Visit for:

  • butterflies
  • wildflowers
  • woodlands
  • birdwatching

Other information

In spring and summer, the woodland floor is shrouded with wildflowers, including wood anemone, which attract a number of butterflies.

There are paths linking the two lochs.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

The reserve can be reached on foot. From Market Square in Duns, head north on Castle Street. At the top of Castle Street, continue north on North Castle Street which leads to the southern end of Hen Poo.
Alternatively, take the A6112 north out of Duns and after 1 mile turn left onto the B6365. After 0.3 miles, take the turning on the left where there is a small car park at the northern end of the wildlife reserve.

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Getting onto the reserve

Paths from either of the above access points lead into the wildlife reserve.

Access restrictions

Some of the paths on the reserve are suitable for wheelchairs.

Nearest town
Duns (0 mi / 0 km)
OS grid ref
NT778550
Landranger map
67

FURTHER READING

About Duns Castle

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Duns Castle

Local group
Berwickshire

Links & downloads

Reserve leaflet

Reserve map

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