Loch Lomond Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Balmaha, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G63 0JQ

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

    Loch Lomond Nature Reserve offers walking trails through the wooded shore.

    Listen out for the distinctive call of winter-visiting geese flying overhead or watch paddling of wigeon, teal and shelduck. On Inchcailloch island, wildflowers carpet the ground, the sky is filled with birds and deer graze nearby.

    The best time to visit for woodland wildlife, fishing ospreys and wetland habitats is April - September and Autumn and Spring is ideal for admiring wintering geese and other waterfowl.

    There is a public car park, toilets and visitor services at Balmaha and toilets, a path network and a ranger base on the island of Inchcailloch.



    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    For the island of Inchcailloch you can catch a ferry from Balmaha (www.balmahaboatyard.co.uk) on the east shore. For the Endrick Mouth walk from Gartocharn. The nearest station is at Balloch from where you can catch buses to Gartocharn and Balmaha.

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