Why we want to improve Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond has one of the best wetland habitats in Scotland. It sits at the southern end of Loch Lomond, and gives a view north across the loch, the wooded islands, Ben Lomond and the other snow-capped mountains that divide the Highlands from the Lowlands. It really is breathtaking – one of the best views in Scotland.
Thanks to the generous donations from our supporters, a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the support of our partners, we were able to buy part of this amazing place.
However, to transform it into an exciting nature reserve for birds, wildlife and people there is still much work to be done.
We want to make this a reserve for all seasons.
What we'll be doing
We'll be using cattle to 'mow' the wet grassland and turn it into the the kind of tussocky ground that's perfect if you're a lapwing looking for somewhere to nest. We also expect to increase the number of breeding curlews, snipe and redshanks.
As a fantastic site for wild flowers - an eighth of all the UK's flowering plant species grow here - we'll be doing all we can to preserve and improve this richness.
We'll also be looking to create the best habitat for frogs and water voles, and to create the right conditions for otters to frolic at the water's edge, and brown hares to box in the fields.
We want to share this incredible place with as many people as possible. We'll be providing access and getting you as close to the wildlife as possible without disturbing it.
Why we need your help
To be able to share this wonderful place with as many people as possible costs money.
Your continued support for the ongoing management of this reserve will help us reach our goal to get more people enjoying nature.
It costs more than £100,000 per year to manage our reserve. Anything that you can afford to give will make a big difference.