Here on our working farm we are glad to be able to share with visitors the wonderful red kites. Brought back from the edge of extinction in the UK, there are now growing populations of these birds thanks to a reintroduction project headed by the RSPB. Each afternoon at our feeding station a ranger will tell the story of this reintroduction and stay to watch with you as the birds come in to the little bit of food we put out. They are wild birds and we want to keep them wild so it is just a snack for them and we can never exactly predict how many birds will feed or how quickly! We also have a simple visitor centre with lots of information and welcome videos to watch.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Visitor Centre toilets
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Unfortunately there is no public transport to Argaty. The nearest train stations are at Stirling and Dunblane from which a taxi is possible. Stirling station has a taxi rank, but for Dunblane taxis should be pre-booked.
The distance from the car parking to the visitor centre and the toilets is between 15 and 20m and if needed a car can be brought to within 5 metres of both. The path to the viewing hide will be described separately.
Path to main entrance
The door to the Visitor Centre has a self-closing mechanism so a second person to open the door would be helpful. The door can be fixed open.
Getting around inside
Things to See and Do
Visitor Centre toilets
There is also an alarm chord in case of difficulty
Getting around outside
Path to red kite viewing hide
If it is of help, we can offer a lift to the hide in a four wheel drive vehicle or an ATV. We do recommend booking in advance so that we can be sure to offer the help that would make your visit as easy as possible as not all of our staff and volunteers are qualified to drive the vehicles.
Main red kite viewing hide
Customer care support
Wall panel displays in the Visitor Centre have large format written information. The welcome video on the touch screen in the Visitor Centre ihas voice over and is sub-titled.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
Written introduction to the red kite reintroduction project and to the description and behaviour of the red kites.