Nature Reserves

Get up close to nature and enjoy the stunning views and spectacular wildlife that East Renfrewshire's nature reserves have to offer!

Whitelee Windfarm Carrot Entrance

Whitelee Windfarm Carrot Entrance

Carrot , South-west of Eaglesham G76 0PN
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Nature Reserves in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh West EH12 6TS
Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913. Set...
Five Sisters Zoo

Five Sisters Zoo

Gavieside NA, West Calder EH55 8P
Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the most-visited wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian. We are located about half a mile of the...
Scottish Owl Centre

Scottish Owl Centre

NA Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 0AD
Explore the themed areas of the Scottish Owl Centre to meet owls from all over the world. You never knew they could be so big, so small or so beautiful...
Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

NA The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS
The Scottish Seabird Centre is situated at North Berwick harbour, East Lothian, with stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the iconic Bass Rock...

Nature Reserves in Fife

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World Forthside Terrace , North Queensferry KY11 1JR
Deep Sea World welcomes you on a voyage of discovery. As you tour our magical themed zones you will move around the world heading towards a spectacular...
Fife Zoo

Fife Zoo

Fife Zoo Ladybank, Cupar KY15 7UT
Fife Zoo is opening soon and while work is under way you can check out our fantastic on site coffee shop.. Africafé and our purpose built soft play adventure...

Nature Reserves in Glasgow

Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve

Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve

Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve Lochend Road, Glasgow East End G34 0NN
The Reserve is located in north east Glasgow on the edge of Easterhouse. It was Glasgow’s first LNR, being designated in 1995. Despite its name, the...
Garscadden Local Nature Reserve

Garscadden Local Nature Reserve

Garscadden Wood , Glasgow West End G15 7LG
This tranquil woodland, with its majestic ancient oaks and old hawthorn hedges, has been growing on this hillside on the edge of Glasgow for hundreds...
Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve

Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve

Hogganfield Park Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow North G33
Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve is located in the northeast of Glasgow, some five kilometres from Glasgow city centre. The main entrance, including...
Lenzie Moss Local Nature Reserve

Lenzie Moss Local Nature Reserve

Lenzie Moss Nature Reserve , Lenzie
Lenzie Moss Nature Reserve is a large area of green outdoor space which enables local people to enjoy outdoor walks and nature.
Merkland Local Nature Reserve

Merkland Local Nature Reserve

Merkland Local Nature Reserve Merkland Drive, Kirkintilloch G66 3PG
Merkland Local Nature Reserve, in Kirkintilloch, is a haven for wildlife and a popular spot for people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle...
Robroyston Park Local Nature Reserve

Robroyston Park Local Nature Reserve

, Glasgow North G33
Robroyston Park Local Nature Reserve covers about 50 hectares of land and the northern half is designated as a City-wide SINC. This area has an attractive...
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve , Gartocharn
RSPB Scotland has been managing the site in partnership with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Scottish Natural Heritage since 2012 to make...
Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow North G33 1AH
With seven lochs, five local nature reserves, a country park and one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings at Provan Hall, and miles of waking and cycling routes...

Nature Reserves in Lanarkshire

Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve

Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve

, Newmains ML2
Braedale Hill Local Nature Reserve is situated in Newmains to the north east of Wishaw.The site was once known as Crindledyke Bing and mainly consisted...
Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park , Rutherglen G73 1PW
Onsite features include:Extensive path networkAdventure play facilitiesA bike skills areaScotland’s first outdoor bouldering parkA woodland workoutLarge...
Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve Gavell Road, Kilsyth
Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve is near Kilsyth and Queenzieburn.The marsh is an open area of countryside, including ponds and large areas of grassland...
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve , Gartcosh
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve is an important site for protected species in the form of the great crested newt colony (the largest in Scotland) but also...
Kingshill Local Nature Reserve

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve Allanton, Shotts ML7
Kingshill Local Nature Reserve is on the outskirts of Allanton which is near Shotts.Kingshill is a special place for people and wildlife close to the...
Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve

Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve

Langlands Moss , East Kilbride G75 0YY
Langlands Moss is an important and rare habitat - a lowland raised bog. Raised bogs are peatlands, the oldest of which date back to the last Ice Age....
Mosswater Local Nature Reserve

Mosswater Local Nature Reserve

Mosswater Local Nature Reserve , Cumbernauld
Mosswater Local Nature Reserve is best accessed by foot from Hope Park Drive north of Blackwood round-about.After several years of work to improve this...
Northside Wood Wildlife Reserve

Northside Wood Wildlife Reserve

, Cumbernauld
Northside Wood is a strip of woodland south of Cumbernauld village. As the woodland is relatively young it is still developing. Areas of scrub and remnants...
Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve

Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve

Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve Skye Road, Cumbernauld G67 1PB
Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are places for local people to actively enjoy, while having the chance to see and learn about nature on their doorsteps.Ravenswood...
RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve Manse Road, Motherwell ML1 2PZ
A real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through...
Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

The Dyeworks New Lanark Mills, Lanark ML11 9DB
This woodland reserve is famous for its spectacular waterfalls and woodland trails, badgers, dippers, kingfishers and the occasional otter!Our unmanned...
Whitelee Windfarm Ardochrig Entrance

Whitelee Windfarm Ardochrig Entrance

Ardochrig , Near Strathaven G75 0QN
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Nature Reserves in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Regional Park HQ Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Lochwinnoch PA10 2PZ
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park covers an area of 108 square miles and contains two country parks with visitor centres at Castle Semple Loch and Muirshiel...
Durrockstock Park Local Nature Reserve

Durrockstock Park Local Nature Reserve

Durrockstock Park Foxbar, Paisley PA2
A former industial area, now a refuge for wildlife and a valued park for the community The Local Nature Reserve is sited within Durrockstock Park in Paisley...
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF
RSPB Lochwinnoch nature reserve was established in 1973. The iconic visitor centre open in 1975 and the same structure still exists today, but the visitor...

Nature Reserves in Stirling and Falkirk

Argaty Red Kites

Argaty Red Kites

Argaty Red Kites Lerrocks, Doune FK16 6EJ
Here on our farm just north of Stirling, we run Central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can watch these exciting birds and their...
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park By Stirling, Stirling FK9 4UR
Scotland’s safari park is located between Stirling and Doune, and is the only place in the country where you can see elephants and giraffes.Voted the...
RSPB Black Devon Wetlands

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands NA, Alloa FK10 1BZ
The reserve includes freshwater pools, brackish pools and reedbeds. This new site is being developed by RSPB Scotland to be better for the people and...
The Great Trossachs Forest

The Great Trossachs Forest

, Callander
The Great Trossachs Forest is about creating a large-scale forest for the benefit of wildlife and people.Equal in size to Glasgow, The Great Trossachs...

Nature Reserves in Other Areas

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