Catcleugh Reservoir

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Catcleugh Reservoir photograph
Catcleugh Reservoir

Catcleugh Reservoir

Situated 1km from Byrness village on the A68, Catcleugh reservoir is a wonderful example of victorian engineering.It lies within the Whitelee moor National nature reserve and the whole site is well worth spending several hours in spring and early summer although wintering wildfowl brings its own interest.
Catcleugh Reservoir has been designated as a Local Wildlife Site, and is surrounded by a mixture of native and conifer woodlands. The surrounding moorland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the mosaic of heather and upland grassland. The higher moorland is home to breeding golden plover pictured and dunlin. Osprey are known to have used this site for roosting and are of course well established in Kielder a short distance to the west and along the tweed valley to the north. Buzzards are regular visitors and the nearby moorland is suitable merlin habitat and there are occasional records of golden eagle.

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