Feoch Meadows

Feoch Meadows is a mosaic of dry and wet grassland, fen meadow and mire. There is an orchid-rich area in the west near Feoch Burn. Traditional livestock farming ensures an abundance of wildflowers, which attract important butterfly and moth species, making this a key site in south west Scotland.

Feoch Meadows is a Coronation Meadow.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Orchids and other wildflowers
  • Butterflies
  • Farmland birds and mammals

Best time to visit?

  • May to Jul for orchids
  • May to Sep for grasslands
  • May to Sep for butterflies

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers

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How to get there


The reserve lies approximately 1.5 miles east of Barrhill village, up a rough farm track off the A714 Girvan to Newton Stewart road. Turn left into the Killantringan Farm track and take the left fork up to the car park at the entrance gate. Please proceed slowly on the track and regularly re-evaluate the suitability of your vehicle. Most cars can safely negotiate it with care but if yours has low ground clearance, it would be advisable to walk. The nearest car park is at the Feoch Burn Bridge on the A714 towards Barrhill.

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Getting onto the reserve

Enter through the gate or over the stile from the car park. There are no paths and the ground underfoot can be wet, even in summer. Stiles are provided at various locations.

Access restrictions

The reserve is grazed by cattle and sheep so dog walking is not advised.

Nearest town
Barrhill (2 mi / 3.2 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


About Feoch Meadows

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Grey Hill Grasslands
Auchalton Meadow
Blackcraig Wood

Local group

Links & downloads

Area leaflet

Reserve map


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