COVID UPDATE: The car park, hides and nature trails are open. Masks must be worn (unless exempt) in hides, with 2m distancing required. Numbers inside the hides will therefore be restricted at any one time. Please follow the instructions on site and be considerate of other users. All of Scotland’s wild places and green spaces are vital for the survival of its unique, amazing wildlife. If you plan to head out to these areas please respect and protect Scotland’s great outdoors and leave no trace. #RespectProtectEnjoy #ScottishOutdoorAccessCode #CheckBeforeYouGo
A real gem for wildlife and for visitors too.
Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through the woods – in the spring you might hear woodpeckers and nuthatches, while in the winter whooper swans feed on the flooded meadows. If you’re lucky you may even see a kingfisher or an otter on the river.
Most paths are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, but may be muddy in bad weather and are steep in places. If you have any specific accessibility requirements or need access for a wheelchair, please call the reserve in advance for advice.
Open at all times.
Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.
Information for dog owners
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) and in areas with livestock 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 not permitted to enter the wetlands or pools.