As one of the few wetlands left in west Scotland, Lochwinnoch is an ideal day out for all the family. It's the perfect spot to watch whooper swans, wigeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months. In spring, you won't want to miss the elaborate displays of the great crested grebes.
While you're here, look out for otters, and pop into our visitor centre for a light snack or a browse in the shop which has an array of bird feeding products, books, gifts, clothing, toys and binoculars and telescopes.
The reserve is open at all times. The visitor centre is open daily from 10 am-5 pm with the exception of 25-26 December and 1-2 January, when the centre is closed.
Free entry to visitor centre, viewing area and shop. Small admission fee for nature trails (£4 family, £2 adult, £1 concessions, 50p child). Free for RSPB members and those travelling by 'green' transport. Free hot drink if you travel to the reserve by bike!
If you are new to birdwatching...
There are two feeding stations on the reserve. One is located in front of the main viewing area in the visitor centre and one can be found along the Aird Meadow Trail. There is a packed events programme throughout the year, with something for everyone from guided walks and evening talks, to bug hunts and fungus forays.
More information on the Reserve is available at www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/lochwinnoch/about.aspx