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About Baron's Haugh

The Haugh (marsh) at RSPB Baron's Haugh nature reserve, near Motherwell

Image: Andy Hay

A real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through the woods – in the spring you might hear woodpeckers and nuthatches, while in the winter whooper swans feed on the flooded meadows. If you’re lucky you may even see a kingfisher or an otter on the river.

Most paths are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, but may be muddy in bad weather and are steep in places. Wheelchair visitors, please call the reserve in advance for advice.

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 the livestock, wetlands and pools. Please clean up after your dog.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 55.77502,-3.98480
  • Grid reference: NS756553
  • Nearest town: Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  • County: North Lanarkshire
  • 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.