RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

Looking to get outdoors with the family? This nature reserve in the village of Lochwinnoch is ideal for all.

As one of the few wetlands in Scotland, the reserve includes two shallow lochs (Barr Loch and Aird Meadow Loch), together with their surrounding water meadows, marshes and woodlands. These are perfect if you want to hang out with a variety of swans, wigeons and ducks!

In spring, the great crested grebes put on elaborate displays for those who visit.

This wetland reserve is ideal for all the family as the trails, birdwatching hides and visitor centre are all easily accessible.

The reserve has an outdoor natural play area, an accessible trail and events suitable for the whole family as well as daily drop-in kids’ activities (April to October).

Pop into the visitor centre for a light snack or a browse in the shop which has an array of bird feeding products, books, binoculars and telescopes.



RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
Largs Road
PA12 4JF

+(0)1505 842 663

Opening times
Visitor centre open daily 9:30am-5pm (except 25-26 December & 1-2 January). Trails and hides open at all times. Toilet facilities open daily 9:30am-5pm.

Very accessible with activities catering to all. 25-30 parking spaces and three Blue Badge spaces 20 metres from visitor centre.

Free entrance to RSPB members
Non-members: Adults – £3 entrance fee to trails; Children – £1.50 entrance fee to trails; Free entrance for under 5s and carers; Family discount for trails (3 people or more): As above plus one child free.

Snacks available

More outdoor fun just next door!