Hides and reserves in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley

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  • The pier at Inversnaid, Loch Lomond
    The pier at Inversnaid, Loch Lomond

From the many hides, reserves and visitor centres in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley, you’ll discover the region’s natural beauty and the wildlife that calls it home.

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.

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  1. Loch Ardinning

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Killearn

    Located a mile from the town of Strathblane in Stirlingshire, Loch Ardinning supports a 142 hectare wildlife reserve.

  2. Loch Lomond Nature Reserve

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Luss

    A loch famous the world over for its wooded shores. The reserve is also home to a varied range of wildlife.

  3. Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Grangemouth

    Welcome to Scottish Wildlife Trust

  4. Gradings

    Drymen

    Visitor centre comprising exhibition on Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, geology and Highland Boundary Fault.

  5. Flanders Moss

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Doune

    The UK’s largest raised bog to remain in a near-natural state lies between the villages of Thornhill and Kippen in the Care of Stirling.

  6. The Lodge, Forest Visitor Centre

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Aberfoyle

    The perfect place to start your forest adventure – lots to see and do and a café with one of the best views in Scotland

  7. Bird of Prey Trail

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    The Trossachs

    Covering several top wildlife watching areas, the Bird of Prey Trail in the Trossachs is a great destination for wildlife watching and outdoor pursuits.

  8. Argaty Red Kites

    Type

    Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos

    Gradings

    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Doune

    Absent in Scotland’s skies for over a century, red kites are slowly making a comeback thanks to an exciting project to re-introduce them.

  9. Red Kite Trail

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Stirling Area

    Situated just north of Stirling, the Argaty Red Kites is Central Scotland’s only red kite feeding station with up to 30 birds to be seen.

  10. Bucinch & Ceardach

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Luss

    Two small uninhabited islands, between Luss and Balmaha, in Loch Lomond.

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