Loch Lomond NNR

Loch Lomond NNR is an amazingly diverse mix of wetlands, woods and islands lying around the south-east corner of loch Lomond in and around the mouth of the Endrick Water.

There are 3 different sections of the reserve, each managed by a different organization.

Scottish Natural Heritage manages the largest part of the reserve and this is made up of 4 wooded islands on Loch Lomond and a large area of very wet grassland and woodland on the north shore of the Endrick.  There is a huge range of plant, bird and invertebrate species found across the reserve and Scottish Natural Heritage work with the local farmers to monitor and manage this array of species. This will blog will tell of this work and let people see the hard to reach parts of this lovely reserve.

Inchcailloch is a beautiful wooded island accessible from Balmaha by passenger ferry and managed by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. More information about this part of the NNR follow the link: http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/how-we-can-help/outdoor-learning/education-resources/inchcailloch-national-nature-reserve/

South of the Endrick Water is RSPB Loch Lomond, also part of the NNR. Here there is a visitor hub, car park and a developing network of paths enabling visitors to see the woodland and wetlands. for more info see: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/l/lochlomond/index.aspx

Loch Lomond is one of a suite of NNRs in Scotland. Scotland’s NNRs are special places for nature, where some of the best examples of Scotland’s wildlife are managed.

Loch Lomond is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage.   Like every NNR it is carefully managed for both nature and people, giving visitors the opportunity to experience our rich natural heritage.

For an introduction to the reserve and information on visiting read the Loch Lomond NNR leaflet or have a look at the NNR website.  For more detailed information read The Story of Loch Lomond NNR.