Barnhillies

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At Barnhillies we have 247 acres of drumlins and wet lowlands, offering a fine ‘mosaic’ of habitats – rough grassland, grazed drumlins, woodland, ponds, streams and wet low-lying meadows full of cotton grass and bog myrtle.  We have fine views of the Galloway Hills, the Rhinns of Kells and of the Milky Way – we are in one of Europe’s very few Dark Sky Parks.

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In the last seven years we have set up bird sanctuaries, dug ponds and ‘scrapes’, fenced off wild flower meadows and planted about 300 indigenous trees.  It has been a joy to see the positive effect this has had on bio-diversity, bringing back species whose habitats had been turned into grazing deserts.

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