Castle Loch, Lochmaben

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Castle Loch, Lochmaben. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.