Plan your visit
The car park and trails are open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
How to get here
The nearest station is Balloch, you will need to take a bus or taxi to the site.
Nature hub: The nearest bus stop is in Gartocharn. There is no pavement from the bus stop to the site entrance and the road is busy.
Shore Wood path: The nearest bus stop is in Gartocharn. To reach the Millennium Hall turn off the A811 onto Church Road opposite the House of Darrach. Walk along Church Road until the Kilmaronock Millennium Hall. Follow the Aber Right of Way signpost on the right of the hall. This will take you through fields that can be extremely muddy at times. Follow the signs for Aber Right of Way and Loch Lomond NNR for 20min and you will reach the entrance.
*Please note our postcode doesn’t work for sat nav. You can find us on Google maps by searching RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond*
Nature hub and car park: If you are driving from Drymen along the A811, heading towards Balloch and Gartocharn, you will pass High Wards Weddings and Dreamwood Cottage on the right. The entrance to RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is 200m ahead, the next right hand turn. If you pass a property called Drummakill House, then you have gone too far.
The visitor carpark, with one blue badge space, is on the left.
If you are coming from Balloch heading along the A811 to Drymen, you will need to drive through Gartocharn. RSPB Loch Lomond is 0.7miles from the village. There will be several bends and you will pass a brown tourist sign for Lagganbeg caravan park, the War Memorial and a property called Drummakill. From here you are 150m from the entrance to the reserve which will be next on the left hand side.
Shore Wood path: The site is accessible at all times via the Aber Right of Way, which starts from the Kilmaronock Millennium Hall in Gartocharn. To reach the Millennium Hall turn off the A811 onto Church Road. The postcode for the Millennium Hall is G83 8NF. Park at the Millennium Hall car park and follow the Aber Right of Way signpost on the right of the hall. This will take you through fields than can be extremely muddy at times.
Follow the signs for Aber Right of Way and Loch Lomond NNR for 20min and you will reach the entrance
There is currently a walking diversion in place on the Right of Way due to a damaged bridge.
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.
Group booking information
Groups are welcome to visit. Please contact us directly for more information.
Schools booking information
Schools are welcome to visit. Please contact us directly for more information