6 March 2013
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.
- 12 car spaces
- Rough gravel surface
- No height restrictions
- No lighting
- Car parking also available at Inversnaid hotel.
- No visitor centre. Usually unstaffed.
- 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.
- 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.
Two picnic tables at Garrison Farm car park.
- 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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