Mabie Forest, Dumfries and Galloway

Mabie Forest, Dumfries and Galloway

Species to look out for

This reserve is on Forestry Commission Scotland land just a few miles from Dumfries. It has over 20 of Scotland's 32 resident butterflies.


Most of the forest is Sitka Spruce but there are significant area of ancient oak woodland, wetlands and grassland.


Grid reference NX930700

The reserve is located four miles south of Dumfries, in the centre of Mabie Forest.


Open all year.


Butterfly Conservation Scotland

  • Tel: 01786 447 753
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Forestry Commission Scotland (Dumfries & Borders Forest District office)

  • Tel : 01387 860247 email: dumfries&
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