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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

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First visit to Lochwinnoch

We are life members of RSPB and keen birdwatchers and have always supported their important work... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
529sarahb529
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Nice day out for the family

This is an interesting and pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Good for young children. The... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
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On the doorstep of Scotland's biggest city and on the Glasgow-Ayr train-line, RSPB Lochwinnoch is a real treat for nature lovers of all ages and abilities. Walk in the woodland, or sit for a while in our hide and watch the birds out on the water...more
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Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Having lived nearby all my life i always find the time to visit Lochwinnoch RSPB Reserve 5 or 6 times a year maybe more.There is always plenty to see from the photographic viewing hides,the reserves tower and just having a stroll around the reserve you...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Visited with a group of photographers.There is quite a good visitor centre with friendly and helpful staff. A few hides for watching the birds around the loch and at the feeders. A couple of walks away from the Centre around the loch but we did...More

1  Thank neepdocker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are life members of RSPB and keen birdwatchers and have always supported their important work as well as enjoying each of their reserves. This is the first time we have got around to visiting this reserve so we have been keen to visit for...More

Thank 529sarahb529
rspb L, ADMIN at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again soon. We have lots of events coming up through autumn and winter, including our famous FRIGHT NIGHT on the 26th, if you...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is an interesting and pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Good for young children. The overall area is pleasant with good views of the loch at the local park.

Thank Amanda B
rspb L, LEE ANN at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed your day, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

On a one day tour of the area this was one of the places we targetted. Well worth the visit. We spent two hours there. Snapped loads of photos. I paid £2 to get in as a concession. Good value. The place is easy enough...More

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rspb L, admin at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit us again soon. If you pick up a Whats on leaflet in the centre, or check our website for loads of up coming events. regards lee ann

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Very well laid out and kept. Great for walking, bird watching and or photography. There are a couple of hides, although nothing to see on my visit, except nice scenery. There is also a small bird viewing area, on the trail, that has lots of...More

Thank John M
rspb L, admin at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

GREAT !! So glad you had a good day here with us. Keep an eye on our website/socials etc for our upcoming events. Or pop in and pick up our Whats On leaflet. Hope we see you soon! Thanks Lee ann

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with our kids for a couple of hours one sunny afternoon, we walked to the far end of the loch. It was nice, although fairly limited with things to do although that could just be that we didn't stay long enough. I'd probably go...More

1  Thank FionaAnneM
rspb L, admin at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi, glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again soon. Did you visit the center ? Now spring is upon us, we now have bug hunting and pond dipping for the kids .. With frequent wildlife challenges through the school hols and bank holidays. If...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nice walks and fun for children as well of course for great opportunity to see lo.ts of birds Shop and hot drinks available and a small choice of good quality sandwiches and cake. Coffee machine has good as well Was quiet when we went as...More

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rspb L, rspb at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you so much, hi from all at the reserve and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2018

Bring the dog and the kids and have a good walk around, great for a relaxing afternoon out! Staff are lovely and knowledgable, a lovely place to visit

1  Thank MrsEmPea16
rspb L, admin at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see again soon

Reviewed 20 October 2017

A short train ride from Glasgow Central Station and a five minute walk. Centre staff very friendly and informative leading us in the directions of the lovely walking trails and some beautiful scenery on the loch. Plenty of birds to see and surprisingly three of...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I guess we were lucky, but within minutes of arriving - on our first ever visit - we saw two sparrowhawks and a water rail, the latter just a few metres from the viewing window of the visitors centre. After that a good selection of...More

1  Thank ProfIan
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting visit with very helpful knowledgeable staff. We walked round to the Castle Semple visitor centre and back. A very enjoyable time was had.

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Response from catriona k | Reviewed this property |
depends on the weather,you can spend hours walking here and birdwatching. For us with a small child an hour is enough but only because she is fussy on how long she will walk.
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