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Wildlife at Dalkeith

Wildlife at Dalkeith

Go wild at Dalkeith

Roe deer, otters, buzzards, foxes, badgers, hares and rabbits – they all call Dalkeith Country Park their home. You might just be lucky enough to spot some of them as you head off on your Dalkeith adventure with a keen eye and just a little patience.

Special habitat

The fact that the park is also a working farm is really helpful to the wild creatures. We have many fields laid down to grass, which help migratory birds and provide worms for the waders. You might be glad you’re wearing your wellies in some of our boggier corners; plenty of species are thankful for the insects that live there. Our landscape forms a complex web of hunters and hunted, all of whom help build a delicate little ecosystem. Let’s all work together to keep it that way. Happy exploring.

Download a walking routes map here (PDF)

Read more about Dalkeith Country Park’s Ranger service