RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, PA12 4JF

    This wetland reserve is ideal for all the family as the trails, birdwatching hides and visitor centre are all easily accessible.

    • Wildlife viewing all year round
    • Nature trails and hides
    • Visitor centre open 10am – 5pm daily
    • Superb RSPB shop
    • Wildlife feeding stations and tree-top tower viewpoint
    • Daily activities for everyone, especially families
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Join in with our monthly ‘Wildlife Challenge’
    • An ideal day out for everyone from beginners to experts!


    4 Wildlife Experience
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    We are closed on 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January.

    Ticket Information
    Visitor Centre Free

    Entrance to visitor centre = FREE.
    Trails (free if used public transport or are a member of RSPB): Adult £2, Concession £1, Child 50p, Family £4 (2 adults, 2 children).
    Group bookings available on request.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Shop We sell a selection of fairtrade drinks and snacks.
    • Snack Bar


    • Toilets Available during opening hours

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Cycle Hire Nearby Available at Castle Semple visitor centre, approx. 1 mile from RSPB Lochwinnoch visitor centre.
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access Our visitor centre, toilets, nature trails and viewing hides are accessible to wheelchair users. We have large print versions of some of our leaflets and always welcome feedback on how we can make our facilities more inclusive.
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Tactile routes for visitors with visual impairments
      • only in some places
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Large print (at least 14 point)

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2
      • There is a handrail by the steps
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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