A great example of wetlands in Scotland, Lochwinnoch is an ideal day out for all the family. It's the perfect spot to watch whooper swans and a wide variety of ducks during the winter including wigeon. In spring, look out for the elaborate displays of great crested grebes.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Welcome deskAll access toiletRSPB Lochwinnochvisitor veiwing areasChannel hide
There is level access from the car park to:RSPB Lochwinnoch
Access with steps
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Lochwinnoch railway station is situated 400 metres south-east of the visitor centre. It is directly across the road from the reserve with traffic lights to cross.
The reserve is located 18 miles south-west of Glasgow, beside the A760 Largs Road, which is off the A737 Irvine Road (easily reached from the M8 at Junction 28A).
• We have a car park. There are accessible parking spaces. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free.
• There is a drop-off point at the main entrance. The drop-off point does not have a dropped kerb.
• From the car park to the entrance, there is level access. There is a permanent ramp.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Ticket/ information desk
There is open access to an information desk to the left , as you enter the main entrance. And a ticket desk to the right. With staff and volunteers happy to assist.
Things to See and Do
All access toilet
There are areas wide enough for wheelchair access and friendly staff and volunteers on hand to help. Hot and cold drinks are available to purchase ,along with a range of sandwiches and snacks.
visitor veiwing areas
We have 2 veiwing areas inside.
Visitor centre with seating and adjustable telescopes looking out on to Aird meadow loch.
Tower veiwing area on second level , access by stairs with hand rail.
Getting around outside
Designated Walking Trail
Aird Meadow Trail
Ample room to get inside. Aird Meadow hide has a flap down access section for wheelchair users.
Aird Meadow Hide
There are fixed benches on picnic tables and spaces at each end accessable for wheelchair users.
There are windows 380mm from the ground in the hide.The benches are not fixed in place.
Customer care support