Clyde Valley Woodlands is a National Nature Reserve composed of six separate sites, each unique and together representing the finest examples of ancient woodland in this area.
Visit at any time of year to experience the atmosphere of an ancient forest. The main visitor facilities are at Chatelherault and the Falls of Clyde, while there are paths accessing all six of the woodlands that make up this National Nature Reserve.
These ancient woodlands have clung to the gorge sides for centuries, providing a sanctuary for a wealth of wildlife. Bright with flowers in the spring, in the autumn raspberries and brambles provide food for badgers and birds.
Some less common plants grow in the wetter areas and dead tree stumps are home to rare beetles and hoverflies.