Nature Reserves

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

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...

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Cuningar Loop Woodland Park
Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park , Rutherglen G73 1PW

Located in Rutherglen, across the Clyde from the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village, Cuningar Loop has transformed 15 hectares of derelict, unused land into an attractive community greenspace!

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Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve
Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve Gavell Road, Kilsyth

Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve, near Kilsyth and Queenzieburn, is an open area of countryside which includes ponds and large areas of grassland.

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Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve , Gartcosh

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!

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve
RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve Manse Road, Motherwell ML1 2PZ

RSPB Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too.

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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

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde and Visitor Centre is nestled in the Clyde Valley and is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.

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Whitelee Windfarm Ardochrig Entrance
Whitelee Windfarm Ardochrig Entrance

Ardochrig , Near Strathaven G75 0QN

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Nature Reserves in East Renfrewshire

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...

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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...

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Scottish Owl Centre
Scottish Owl Centre

NA Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 0AD

The Scottish Owl Centre is the home to Scotland's largest collection of owls. Located in Polkemmet County Park, it is both a fun and educational day out for the whole family.

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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...

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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 where learning can be exciting and fun!

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Fife Zoo
Fife Zoo

Fife Zoo Ladybank, Cupar KY15 7UT

Fife Zoo is a new zoo, focusing on wildlife conservation, learning & science. You can also visit Africafé, Base Camp Gift Shop and Sloth Play.

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St Andrews Aquarium
St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium The Scores , St Andrews KY169

St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest locations in the historic town and is a perfect destination for all things fishy.

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The Scottish Deer Centre
The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar KY15 4NQ

The Scottish Deer Centre is spread over 55 acres of Fife countryside just outside Cupar, and is home to 13 species of deer from around the world along with other animals.

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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...

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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...

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Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve
Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve

Hogganfield Park Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow North G33

Hogganfield Park Local Nature Reserve is an excellent place to see wetland birds with the main attraction being Whooper Swan in winter!

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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.

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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...

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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...

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RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve , Gartocharn

Located on the south-east shores of the loch, RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond has a variety of habitats from ancient woodlands to wildflower meadows and swampy grasslands.

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Seven Lochs Wetland Park
Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow North G33 1AH

Bringing together 20 sq km of lochs, parks, nature reserves and woodlands between Glasgow and Coatbridge, Seven Lochs Wetland Park offers an exciting range of things to see and do!

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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...

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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...

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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF

RSPB Lochwinnoch is the best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, nature centre and visitor trails.

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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...

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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...

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Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre Wood Street , Grangemouth FK3 8LH

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space that provides a rich habitat and haven for wildlife.

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RSPB Black Devon Wetlands
RSPB Black Devon Wetlands

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands NA, Alloa FK10 1BZ

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands is a quiet gem of a reserve, an area of untouched wet grassland and wetland habitat!

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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...

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