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Wildlife

From the depths of the sea, to the skies above, the area along the shoreline and the inland pastures, the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has some amazing wildlife to discover.

There are rare amphibians, insects and invertebrates, birds which choose to come here out of only two locations in the world, mammals on shore and in the sea, and ever-changing population which is driven by the tides and the seasons.

That wildlife lives and breeds in the dunes and on the saltmarshes, in the mires and through the hedgerows. The Solway Coast is home to a fascinating mix of some familiar species – and some which are a little more unusual.