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Before you visit 

  • Open at all times 
  • Free entry. Donations very welcome
  • No visitor centre, toilets, catering or reception staff
  • Registered assistance, and other, dogs under close control welcome but on a short lead when temporary signage indicates. 

How to get here 

  • Nearest railway station at Stirling, 35 miles (56 km) away 
  • Nearest bus stop in Aberfoyle, 14 miles (23 km) away.

Car parking

  • 12 car spaces 
  • Rough gravel surface
  • No height restrictions 
  • No lighting
  • Car parking also available at Inversnaid hotel.

Visitor facilities

  • No visitor centre. Usually unstaffed.

Nature trails

  • Three trails. All rocky, can become slippy and muddy, and with many changes in gradient
  • Garrison path, 1 mile (1.5 km) to reconstructed sheep fank, returning same route. Starts from Garrison Farm car park. Information board
  • 0.76 mile (1 km) long signposted Nature Trail. 500 m north from Inversnaid car park along the West Highland Way. Three benches (without back or arm rests) along route. Rises steeply to viewpoint. Can become slippy and muddy
  • West Highland Way travels 2.5 miles (4 km) through the full length of reserve. 

Viewing facilities

  • No hide
  • Stunning viewpoints over Loch Lomond on Nature and Garrison trails
  • Good views of the upland part of the reserve from Garrison car park.

Toilets and baby changing facilities

  • Nearest toilets by Inversnaid Hotel, 130 m away. Seasonal. No known accessible or baby changing facilities nearby.


  • Nearest refreshments, including hot food, at Inversnaid Hotel. High season only
  • Alternatively cafe at Stronochlachar, 3 miles (5 km) away, or Aberfoyle.

Picnic area

  • Two picnic tables at Garrison Farm car park.

Future plans

  • Improvements planned to flatten the car park. Should be finished by late summer 2013. Accessible toilets planned as part of RSPB Loch Lomond developments.

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