Aldouran Wetland Garden Leswalt
Aldouran Wetland Garden in Leswalt is a community run venture in the North Rhins of Galloway.
There is a small community garden beside the entrance. Beyond this is the wetland where there is a bird hide. beyond the bird hide is a woodland walk. The Community Garden at Aldouran consists if a series if raised beds linked by all ability paths. The garden includes native plants and young trees attracting a wide diversity of wildlife in the garden and wetland.
A boardwalk links the community garden to the hide providing accessibility to all abilities. The hide is an ideal place for watching birds in the wetland and woodland and also red squirrels. Rare species such as a hoopoe can sometimes be seen. There is also a pond-dipping platform beside the boardwalk.
Beyond the hide is Aldouran Glen Wood. Owned by Woodland Trust Scotland this is an ancient semi-natural wood and gives visitors the opportunity to experience the “wild wood” which would have cloaked much of Scotland at one time. this is a circular walk which takes about an hour and leads gently uphill through the woodland to a viewpoint and back to Leswalt.
There are no catering facilities at Aldouran. Kirkland Tea Room is nearby and offers tea coffee and light meals
There is no admission charge for Aldouran Garden. There is a box at the entrance for voluntary donations.