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About Inversnaid

Important notice

There are some changes afoot! We're putting up a new visitor gateway centre, which we're hoping will be open in early 2015. But the building work means we've had to shut our car park at the Garrison segment of the reserve (where the Upland Trail starts) and it will stay closed until around Christmas. We apologise for any inconvenience, and we'll let you know as soon as the car park re-opens. If you have any questions before you visit, just contact

RSPB Inversnaid nature reserve

Image: Tom Marshall

Inversnaid is on the east shore of Loch Lomond, where oak woodland rises steeply from the loch and gives way to open moorland with spectacular views. In the summer months you might see pied flycatchers here, as well as buzzards, while in the colder months look out for bullfinches and woodpeckers.

Keep your eyes peeled for the mammals too, including red deer and pine martens. There are three trails, the West Highland Way, the woodland nature trail and the Garrison Track.

Opening times

Open at all times.

Entrance charges

Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

Information for dog owners

If you do visit with your dog please ensure it is kept under proper control and away from livestock. Please clean up after your dog.

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 56.24439,-4.68533
  • Grid reference: NN337090
  • Nearest town: Aberfoyle, Stirling
  • County: Stirling
  • Country: Scotland

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Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.