Summary accessibility statement
Before you visit
Check ahead for suitability for your access needs.
How to get here
No bus to the reserve. Nearest stop 3 miles (4.8 km) away. Passengers should alight at the junction on the A847 Bridgend to Bruichladdich road, then there will be a three-mile walk. Or if on the Port Askaig route, alight at Bridgend - a six-mile walk to the reserve.
Signed from A847 Bridgend to Bruichladdich road, 3 miles (4.8 km) from turn-off.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Ferry from mainland, Kennacraig to Port Askaig or Port Ellen on Islay. Contact Caledonian MacBrayne tel: 08705 650000. Flight from Glasgow. Operated by Loganair tel: 0344 800 2855.
Access to facilities
- Entry via flat paved area.
- Seating by large information table, and TV playing RSPB videos (no subtitles).
- Print materials including local information map.
- Level Blue Badge bay at Visitor Centre.
- Closer vehicular access to first hide for visitors with mobility difficulties.
- Both surfaced with rolled stone.
The layout of the toilets may prove difficult for some wheelchair users.
- The Woodland Trail is 1 mile (1.5 km) long and includes a mixture of surfaces including rolled slate. Disabled access to the viewing platform, but width restrictions and boardwalk with steps beyond. Benches provided in viewing platform with back and arm support; further along the trail benches are also provided, though without back and arm support
- The Moorland Trail is 1.25 miles (2 km) long and also includes a mixture of surfaces, including boardwalk, gravel and natural grasses. Simple benches are provided at the viewpoint without back and arm support. The Moorland Trail is not suitable for disabled visitors.
- The South Hide is 300 meters from the hide car park. The North Hide, accessed via a step, is 800 m from the hide car park.
- A viewing platform with handrails and level concrete surface on Woodland Trail, 40 m from hide car park. Benches with back and arm support.
- Viewing area on Woodland Trail. Benches (without back and arm support)
- Viewing area in visitor centre accessed via two stairways only.
- Registered assistance and other dogs under close control welcome.
- Registered assistance dogs only permitted in hides.
- Livestock present year-round.