Full facilities information
There is not a visitor centre, but the Nature Hub is open 7 days a week, providing information about the site and its wildlife as well as shelter.
- 15 spaces
- 1 Blue Badge space
- Car park at Nature Hub has a 2m height barrier.
- For the Shore Wood path, parking is at the Millennium Hall in Gartocharn.
There are toilets on-site.
There are accessible toilets on-site.
Hot drinks available at the Nature Hub.
There is no shop facility on-site. The nearest shop is RSPB Lochwinnoch.
Picnic benches are at Nature Hub, along Viewpoint Path and at the pond on Airey Woodland Trail.
Gaels View is a viewing structure, designed and built by architect student Marc Hillis as part of the LLTNP Scenic Routes initiative.
- Airey Woodland Trail (950m loop) – Woodland trail winding through coppiced alder woodland, leading into a wildflower meadow and past a small pond. The woodland is the a great place to look for tree pipits, bullfinches, tree creepers and goldcrests. The meadow in summer is buzzing with bees, butterflies and watch out for frogs by the pond too!
- Viewpoint Path (200m) – Wonderful views of Ben Lomond and Conic Hill, overlooking the woodlands and fen of RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. In summer watch for soaring ospreys and listen to the birdsong from the woodlands close by. In winter watch skeins of geese making their way from their overnight roost to their daytime feeding grounds.
- Shore wood Path (accessed via the Aber right of way) – Ancient oak woodlands along the loch shore. Look out for long-tailed tits, great spotted woodpeckers and if you’re lucky, redstarts in the summer. Out on the water watch out for great crested grebes and ospreys fishing and in the winter this is the favourite roosting place for 1000s of geese including pink-footed and Greenland white-fronted.
School visits are welcome, please contact the team directly for more information.