Duddingston Loch is the only example of a natural freshwater loch in the City of Edinburgh. It is an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl and includes areas of mixed woodland, scrub, grassland and reedbeds. Otters have been spotted swimming along the shore in winter.
- Breeding wildfowl
- Wintering wildfowl
- Heronry with breeding herons
Best time to visit?
- All year round for birds and trees
The northern side is accessible all year. Access to the bird hide on the southern side is by prior arrangement through the Trust’s head office.