muirkirk in the hills of ayrshire - from the muirkirk enterprise group

   

Muirkirk & North Lowther Uplands Special Protection Area

Muirkirk & North Lowther Uplands Special Protection Area is an extensive area of moorland extending south from near Darvel in southern Ayrshire to near Kirkconnel in Dumfries and Galloway. The SPA is of outstanding interest for its variety of upland habitats and breeding birds.

There are large tracts of blanket bog, wet and dry heaths and upland grasslands which provide a diversity of habitats that supports a rich variety of moorland breeding birds.

Further information about the Special Protection Area can be found at the following links:-