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Before you visit 

  • Open at all times 
  • Free entry. Donations very welcome
  • 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
  • Nearest pier at Inversnaid Hotel, 500m away

Car parking

  • Gravel track and car park
  • 7 car spaces (1 accessible space) 
  • No height restrictions 
  • No lighting
  • Car parking also available at Inversnaid hotel

Visitor facilities

  • Small interpretation area. 
  • Accessible toilet
  • Often unstaffed.

Nature trails

  • Four trails. All rocky, many changes in gradient and can become slippy and muddy
  • Upland Trail: 1 mile return (1.5 km) to reconstructed sheep fank, returning same route. Starts from Garrison Farm car park
  • Woodland Trail: 0.76 mile (1 km) long sign posted 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. Over 400 steps. Can become slippery and muddy
  • West Highland Way: travels 2.5 miles (4 km) through the full length of reserve
  • The Great Trossachs Path passes through the reserve

Viewing facilities

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

Toilets and baby changing facilities

  • Accessible toilet at Garrison Farm car park


  • 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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