COVID UPDATE: The car park and visitor information point at Inversnaid remains closed with paths accessible under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 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
Inversnaid is on the east shore of Loch Lomond, where oak woodland rises steeply from the loch and gives way to open moorland with spectacular views.
In the summer months you might see pied flycatchers, wood warbler and redstart, while in the colder months you can enjoy a stroll through Scotland’s rain forest, while spotting rare lichens, mosses and funghi.
Keep your eyes peeled for the mammals too, including red deer and pine martens. There are two shorter trails on the reserve, the Woodland trail and the Upland trail. There are also two long distance routes that pass through the reserve, the West highland Way and The Great Trossachs Path.
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.