COVID UPDATE: The car park and nature trails at the reserve are open. The hides are due to reopen on 30 April 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
This shallow loch is situated in a natural basin surrounded by farmland and attracts all types of wildlife.
One favourite summer visitor is the osprey, which you can see fishing around the loch, and in the winter whooper swans and geese fly in. Whatever time of year you visit, make sure you experience the excellent views from the three hides - you're just as likely to see otters, red squirrels and deer as well as wildfowl, not to mention many species of butterflies and dragonflies too.
Many woodland birds can be spotted halfway between the gullery and east hides at the bird feeding station. Nature trails and guided walks are also available.