Home to Scotland’s first National Park, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley is awash with green spaces and nature reserves; perfect places to spot stunning wildlife.
On the east shore of Loch Lomond, Inversnaid RSPB reserve boasts spectacular views over the region and its moorlands on the reserve’s walks offering great opportunities to spot a range or bird and mammal species.
To the west of the region, the Inner Clyde nature reserve may be small but has a spectacular quantity of wildlife due to its proximity to the River Clyde where rich mudflats provide an important feeding ground.
Set amid 370 acres of luscious parkland, Gartmorn Dam Country Park and Nature Reserve in Clackmannanshire has been deemed a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ due to extensive wildlife population including see woodpeckers, roe deer, wild hare and even red squirrels in the woodland areas. Walk the many trails to and spot an abundance of wildlife at the parks own bird hide and viewing screens to see these birds up close. Bird hides can also be found at Loch Ard and at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre.
The UK’s largest raised bog at Flanders Moss nature reserve is a haven for amphibian life. Spawning frogs and toads are common sights in the spring, while small lizards can even be seen basking in the warm summer sunshine.
Browse the listings to plan your trip to the hides, reserves and visitor centres in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley today.