COVID UPDATE: The car park and nature trails are open but the hides remain closed and are due to open 7 May 2021. 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. Thank you. #RespectProtectEnjoy #ScottishOutdoorAccessCode #CheckBeforeYouGo
Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. Enjoy a springtime stroll along our nature trails and look out for nesting lapwings, redshanks and curlews. Or visit in the wintertime when the marsh floods to provide the ideal habitat for visiting flocks of whooper swans and greylag geese.
Look out for roe deer and foxes from our two hides, which give you an excellent view. Some of the paths are rugged.
Open at all times.
Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are allowed on all footpaths. 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.