28 June 2012
This is a Summary Access Statement. A full access statement is available to download from this page.
Before you visit
Clear print site leaflet available from our reserve reception
Free entry for RSPB members. For other visitors admission charges apply. Carer or essential companion admitted free with disabled visitor
One pushed wheelchair available
Registered Assistance Dogs welcome. Dogs are allowed on all footpaths. All dogs to be kept on a lead
Visitor centre is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (except for the 25-26 December and 1-2 January). The trails and hides are open at all times
Check accessibility for events and activities.
How to get here
Lochwinnoch railway station, 400 m from the visitor centre
Bus stops on A737 at Roadhead roundabout and A760 at Newton of Barr.
25-30 parking spaces and three Blue Badge spaces 20 m from the visitor centre
Firm, level and gravel with some potholes
No formal drop-off point
No height restriction.
Visitor centre and shop
Ground floor accessible by four entrances. Option of steps or ramps. Manual outward opening doors. Low counter used for membership information. Chairs available on request. Reasonable lighting. Level throughout with space to manoeuvre. Carpeted flooring. Good lighting. Clear print information. Some goods maybe difficult to reach. Staff available to assist
Two partly-signposted trails, both flat with no significant inclines. No gates or stiles. Both prone to flooding after heavy rain.
Two hides, one screen and one viewing tower. Generally level access with wheelchair spaces except the Tower Observation Area which is upstairs in the visitor centre. There is no lift access and entry to the tower can only be made by walking up 23 steps. As well as the mentioned viewing facilities, there are also viewpoints at the end of each trail.
Toilets and baby changing facilities
One Accessible toilet is 10 m away from the visitor centre entrance. Toilets inside the visitor centre. Baby changing facilities available in accessible toilet.
Snacks, hot and cold drinks available. Lochwinnoch village has more food outlets.
Four tables without wheelchair space outside the visitor centre. Ends of the tables maybe useable. Visitors are welcome to consume their own food and drink here.
In visitor centre with level entry and level throughout. Flexible layout. Carpeted flooring. Good lighting.
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