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Rockcliffe – Once an Important Gold, Silver, Iron and Copper Working Location

Rockcliffe lies on the east side of the River Urr estuary and has a natural tidal causeway to Rough Island, a bird sanctuary owned by the Scottish National Trust.  It is located approximately twenty miles from Dumfries and six miles from the nearest town of Dalbeattie.  Rockcliffe is one of the small seaside villages that spread out along the stretch …

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Mumbles

The village of Mumbles is named after the headland of the same name, and it is now part of the urban sprawl of Swansea that still retains its village atmosphere. The archaeological interest in the area is vast; there is evidence of now submerged ancient forests; there are bones of bears, wolves, rhinoceros, mammoth and more discovered there.  The bones …

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Cold-Blooded Creatures of Shewalton Wood

Woodland Regeneration The south-west coast of Scotland runs alongside the Firth of Clyde and is known for its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and dramatic coastal scenery. Amongst this picturesque landscape, there is a small nature reserve called Shewalton Wood. The reserve lies on the coast, just south of the town of Irvine and is owned and managed by the Scottish …

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