What to expect
watch whooper swan, wigeon and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months. In spring, you won't want to miss the elaborate displays of the great-crested grebes. The reserve includes two shallow lochs the Barr Loch and Aird Meadow Loch. Together with their surrounding water meadows, marshes and woods, the reserve is an area rich in wetland biodiversity. Plants found there include uncommon species such as tufted loosestrife, creeping yellow cress and butterfly orchids. We have also managed the surrounding woodlands for conservation and visitor interest. These new improvements have brought a number of species to the reserve, including wood warbler, whitethroat, osprey and yellow wagtail. Lochwinnoch is easily accessible from central Glasgow by road and train. Lochwinnoch railway station is situated 400 metres south-east of the visitor centre. We have a Visitor Centre on site where hot drinks are available.