Loch Lomond NNR - Visiting the reserve
Visit Loch Lomond to experience a magical blend of highland and lowland scenery.
The Endrick Mouth area managed by NatureScot is an amazing wetland, but the ground conditions make it difficult to access. There are no visitor facilities in this area of the reserve.
We recommend you visit the RSPB Loch Lomond section of the reserve, where there is a visitor centre, facilities and options for walking. From here you can access the wetlands and shoreline for views across Loch Lomond. Or take a boat trip across to Inchcailloch Island for a woodland walk.
April to September are best for woodland wildlife, fishing ospreys and rich wetland habitats. Come between autumn and spring for wintering geese and other waterfowl.
Listen for the songs of many visiting birds, newly returned from their winter in Africa. You might even spot an osprey or a colourful redstart.
In summer the rich wetlands of the Endrick Mouth are alive with flowering colour and buzzing insects. You’ll have a good chance of spotting osprey as they fish around the Endrick Mouth. Keep your eyes open for sand martins, house martins, swallows and swifts hoovering up insects across the wetlands. And look out for bats at dusk.
Autumn at Loch Lomond is marked by the sight and haunting cries of geese arriving from Greenland and Iceland. You’ll see Greenland white-fronted, greylag and pink-footed geese. You might also spot wigeon, teal, goldeneye, shoveller and whooper swans that winter on the reserve.
With winter wildfowl numbers at their peak, this is the ideal time to visit the Endrick Mouth at sunrise or sunset. Experience the spectacular sight of thousands of geese leaving or coming in to roost on the reserve. With the magnificent expanse of Loch Lomond as the backdrop, it’s perfect for a crisp, invigorating winter walk.