Castle Loch, Lochmaben

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 107 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 low very unfavourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
A shallow loch with large stands of emergent Phragmites and Glyceria, surrounded by swamps, Salix scrub, mature woodland and an area of grazed wet grassland at the southern end. The IBA also includes the nearby Hightae Mill Loch. The site is important for wintering geese and other wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Castle Loch, Lochmaben. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.