RSPB Scotland Forsinard Flows nature reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Rspb Forsinard Station, Forsinard, Sutherland, KW13 6YT

    RSPB Scotland nature reserve at Forsinard in the Flow Country ~ wildlife trails and guided walks with birds, animals and flowers in these extensive peatlands.

    Helping people enjoy nature!

    Despite its remote location Forsinard and the Flow Country attract considerable interest from visitors and local schools.  The RSPB visitor centre at Forsinard, housed in the former station buildings, is open daily (9am-5pm) between April and October and contains a static exhibition, audio-visual display and live CCTV footage of breeding Hen Harriers. An Information Assistant is employed seasonally to provide information and interpretation to visitors; leading guided walks and delivering community talks.

    The reserve has two marked trails of different lengths which allow visitors to explore the peatland habitat, discovering the complex pool systems and giving them the potential opportunity to see some of the amazing wildlife on the reserve; such as breeding waders, hunting Hen Harrier or herds of grazing Red Deer.

    Through connecting our visitors and young people with the natural world we hope to inspire them to take an active interest in helping to protect the peatland environment and the complex range of plants and animals that live here.


    4 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking


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


    • Level Access

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) we would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog. To safeguard the natural heritage of the area we request that dogs are kept on a lead on the Dubh Lochan Trail and do not enter the bog pools. A forest track near the visitor centre can be used for exercising dogs.
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

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