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The wetland lies on the edge of Leswalt village, adjacent to Aldouran Glen Woodland and bounded by the Aldouran Burn. Although artificially assisted, it has now naturalised and sustains a wide variety of plant, bird and insect life. 

Mallard, moorhens and geese regularly nest in the wetland which is also home to frogs, newts, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and numerous other pond dwellers.

The bird hide is situated between the wetland and the wood where feeding stations attract wildlife into clearly viewed areas. Red squirrels, deer, woodpeckers, finches, birds of prey and many others are frequent visitors and you will find informative and educational resources to help in the spotting and identification of the wildlife around you. A whiteboard is used to record sightings and comments relating to you visit. The hide is accessible to all abilities by a boardwalk which links the Community Garden to the woodland and incorporates a pond dipping platform.

If you are very lucky, you might spot the star of the show. After all, Aldouran does mean “glen of the otter”.