Experience two different worlds in one Reserve. With its rich oak woodland, Inchcailloch Island boasts some of the best views of bonnie Loch Lomond, while the wetlands at the mouth of the river Endrick are an enchanting mosaic of land and water. The Reserve’s contrasting landscapes and wealth of history make a memorable visit.
Each season here is different- the perfume of bluebells and an orchestra of birdsong in spring; ospreys fishing and buzzards mewing overhead in summer; the changing colours of Inchcailloch’s woodland in autumn; and the haunting cries of geese in winter, when the bare branches reveal breathtaking views across the loch.
The best time to visit for woodland wildlife, fishing ospreys and wetland habitats is April – September. Autumn and spring are ideal for admiring wintering geese and other waterfowl.
There is a public car park, toilets and visitor services at Balmaha and toilets, a path network and a ranger base on the island of Inchcailloch.
- Car park
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wildlife viewing
Balmaha, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, National G63 0JQ