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RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond nature reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

COVID UPDATE: The access road, car park and toilet are now open at the site with trails accessible under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The welcome hub remain closed at this time. 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


Road Directions

Access and directions:

A new access road has been build to the reserve from the A811 as well as a new visitor car park that boasts stunning views of the reserve.  Please note that the car park has a height barrier of 2m and there is a disabled parking bay.

Please note, unfortunately our postcode doesn’t work for sat nav.

If you are coming from Drymen along the A811, heading for Balloch and Gartocharn, you will pass the Old Schoolhouse B&B on the right hand side. The entrance to RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is the next right hand turn. If you pass a property called Drummakill, then you have gone too far.

If you are coming from Balloch heading along the A811 to Drymen, you will need to drive through Gartocharn. As you leave the village there will be several bends after which you need to look out for the War Memorial and a property called Drummakill, which will be on your left hand side. The entrance to RSPB Loch Lomond is the next turning on the left. If you pass the Old Schoolhouse B&B, you’ve gone too far.

Follow the access track down the hill, the visitor car park is on the left hand side.

Public Transport Directions

By train

The nearest station is Balloch, you will need to take a bus or taxi to the site.

By bus

Nature hub: The nearest bus stop is in Gartocharn. There is no pavement from the bus stop to the site entrance and the road is busy.  

Shore Wood path: The nearest bus stop is in Gartocharn. To reach the Millennium Hall turn off the A811 onto Church Road opposite the House of Darrach. Walk along Church Road until the Kilmaronock Millennium Hall. Follow the Aber Right of Way signpost on the right of the hall. This will take you through fields that can be extremely muddy at times. Follow the signs for Aber Right of Way and Loch Lomond NNR for 20min and you will reach the entrance.


Accessible Parking Or Drop-off Point