Did you know that just 25 minutes from the centre of Glasgow you could be watching hen harrier hunting over reedbeds, great crested grebes drifting over the surface of shallow lochs and nuthatches foraging in broadleaved woodland along with great spotted woodpeckers and treecreepers? Snipe can often be found probing the nutrient rich soil, and lapwing, goldeneye, teal,  and a whole lot more can also be found!

 

Hen harrier - R Bennett

If you are looking to improve your green travel whilst still being able to visit the great outdoors, our fabulous 267-hectare nature reserve sits just a few hundred yards from Lochwinnoch train station with regular trains running between Glasgow and Kilwinning. It also has great bus links and sits alongside National Cycle Route 7 making it one of the most accessible nature reserves in Scotland!  Our facilities' include a visitor centre, shop, toilets, accessible trails and wildlife viewing infrastructure.

 

Great crested grebe - R Conn

Nuthatch - J Smith

Our paths around the Aird Meadow are smooth and level, making them great for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams. We have a fully accessible toilet with baby changing facilities and our shop stocks a wide range of hot/cold drinks, sandwiches and other light snacks.

 

Our easily accessible paths -  C McFadyen

We have a number of viewing structures where you can relax and enjoy the views, spot some wildlife and simply relax whilst immersed in safe green spaces.

So, if you are a dedicated nature enthusiast or simply want to spend time in the outdoors and enjoy the wildlife then why not check us out!

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