The Rockcliffe Property
West of Rockcliffe is one of Scotland's prettiest stretches of coastline. It is perfect for exploring, with a network of paths giving access to most of the area, including the important Dark Age trading post of Mote of Mark.
You can enjoy the variety of birds, flowers and butterflies throughout the year.
Rough Island is a 8ha (20 acres) bird sanctuary with nesting oystercatchers and ringed plovers. The island is accessible by foot at low tide. To prevent disturbance, please do not visit the island during May and June.
What to see & do
Rockcliffe is a great place to walk and is ideal for families with the beach being so close by. The Jubilee Path (named to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee) is the main path between Rockcliffe and Kippford and runs through old woods. It is a 3km round trip.
Both the Mote of Mark and The Muckle offer superb views of the Rough Firth and the wider Solway, with fabulous views of the surrounding Dumfries & Galloway countryside and across to the Lake District.
Rockcliffe offers a wide variety of habitats - woodland, meadows and merse (saltmarsh) - which encourage a huge diversity of wildlife from birds, butterflies and reptiles to marine mammals.
The Rough Firth is an ideal place to birdwatch in winter.