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Lochwinnoch RSPB Nature Reserve is situated within Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, and is one of the largest remaining wetlands in west Scotland. The reserve is ideal for all the family, as the trails and hides and the visitor centre are all easily accessible. Whilst in the centre, you can enjoy a light snack or browse in the RSPB shop which specialises in optics, natural history books and wild bird care products.

We run a busy event programme with something for everyone from guided walks and talks to family activity days and school holiday clubs. Find out what's coming up in our 2011 events programme by clicking here

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Entry is FREE to the visitor centre which features a ground-level viewing area complete with seating, binoculars and telescopes. The centre's viewing tower offers panoramic views over Aird Meadow and features informative displays and interactive childrens display panels.

There is a small charge for non-RSPB members to access our two nature trails and hides (free for non-members who arrive by foot, public transport or by cycle)

Trails: (½ mile) both suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Lochwinnoch Grapevine
The online bulletin board for the latest sightings information and other RSPB news flashes.

Lochwinnoch RSPB Event Details

Wildlife viewing all year round
Nature trails and hides
Visitor centre open 10am-5pm daily
Superb RSPB shop
Two bird feeding stations
Daily activities for everyone, including families
Drinks and snacks
Join in with our monthly "Wildlife Challenge"
An ideal day out for everyone with a love of wildlife and the great outdoors!

Entrance to reserve trails and hides: Adult – £2, child – 50p, concession – £1, family – £4.

Find out more about our field teaching programme by clicking here.

Members of the RSPB and its club for children, RSPB Wildlife Explorers, are admitted free to all RSPB reserves. You may join the Society at reserves, or online here.

Opening times
Reserve and centre open daily 10 am – 5 pm (closed Christmas and New Year).

Birdwatching hides
Two hides on the Aird Meadow trail, both wheelchair accesible. Viewing area along the Dubbs Trail and photography hide next to the visitor centre