Plan your visit
Covid-19 update: The Nature Hub and toilets remain closed at this reserve. Trails are accessible in line with Scottish Outdoor Access Code and the car park open 9.00am - 5.15pm.
The Shore Wood path is open at all times and accessed via the Aber right of way with parking at the Millenium Hall in Gartocharn.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Visitor centre is closed
Toilets are closed
Accessible toilets are closed
Baby changing is closed
Refreshments facilities are closed
Guided walks is closed
Viewing points are closed
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.
Nature hub: Please note, unfortunately our postcode doesn’t work for sat nav. If you are coming from Drymen along the A811, heading for Balloch and Gartocharn, you will pass the Old Schoolhouse B&B on the right. The entrance to RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is the next right hand turn. If you pass a property called Drummakill, 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. As you leave the village there will be several bends after which you need to look out for the War Memorial and a property called Drummakill, which will be on your left hand side. The entrance to RSPB Loch Lomond is the next turning on the left. The visitor car park, with one blue badge space, is on the left.
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 opposite the House of Darrach. 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
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
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Contact Loch Lomond
- RSPB Loch Lomond, High Wards Farm, Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8SB
- 01389 830670