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Inner Clyde

Redshank wading in lagoon

The RSPB has managed the Inner Clyde Nature Reserve for the benefit of wildlife since 1982, when the Dumbuck section of the reserve was purchased from the Crown Estate. Since then the reserve has increased in size as we strive to protect those areas along the River Clyde estuary that are the most important for birds and wildlife. The Inner Clyde is a quiet reserve for the public but has a spectacular quantity of wildfowl and waders in the winter months, providing a wonderful wildlife experience. The reserve contains internationally important numbers of wintering redshank and curlew that flock to the reserve’s rich mudflats, which are an important feeding ground. Other birds that can be found regularly on the reserve include lapwings, eiders, cormorants, scaups, goldeneyes, oystercatchers and breeding reed buntings and snipe.

Where is Inner Clyde?

Important note

This site is one of several that due to its size, location and/or conservation sensitivity is not capable of accommodating large numbers of visitors (unless stated).

Where possible, we have indicated the nearest equivalent RSPB nature reserve suitable for visiting. If you require further information, please use the contact details provided.

This does not affect any statutory rights of access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act or Land Reform (Scotland) Act legislation.

For more information


Telephone:01505 842663

Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
Largs Road
PA12 4JF

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