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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

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Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF, Scotland
+44 1505 842663
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Bring the dog and the kids and have a good walk around, great for a relaxing afternoon out! Staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrsEmPea16
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Lovely spot close to Glasgow

A short train ride from Glasgow Central Station and a five minute walk. Centre staff very friendly... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
shark939
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Luton, United Kingdom
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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. For something more active, try a spot of pond dipping or try out the natural play area - very popular with kids! Alternatively, watch birds from the comfort of the visitor centre with, or even indulge in some retail therapy in the gift shop.
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“bird watching” (6 reviews)
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Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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rspb L, admin at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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

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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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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Guy in centre was friendly & told us about walks in the area, great place for kids to, nice views & bird watching areas to.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

It's a lovely place to simply chill and watch the various birds go by, chatting to the very committed and informative staff/volunteers in the centre. Upstairs is a watching platform with binoculars so you can get close ups of the vast area, really good. Didn't...More

Thank Andy V
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place. Easy to get to by car. Knowledgeable friendly staff who really care about our wildlife. Even though we didn't spot too many birds, there was lots to see. A relaxing walk, an abundance of butterflies and a brilliant gift shop. A...More

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have held my son’s birthday party here for the past two years (6 and 7). It is a fantastic place for a birthday party. The kids love it and thoroughly enjoy the activities (bird watching, pond dipping, making a bug hotel, and more). The...More

Thank Jetjade
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Lochwinnoch reserve for the first time today and I'm kicking myself I haven't been sooner! Just a hop and a skip from Glasgow yet you couldn't feel further away. The reserve has an amazing visitor centre with activities for children and adults a like...More

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My local RSPB Group from Newcastle Upon Tyne visited Lochwinnoch on our Annual birdwatching holiday in the UK, as the Newcastle RSPB Group where on our way to the Isle of Arran staying four nights in a hotel on that Island, but my RSPB Group...More

Thank Ian T
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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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