Balgavies Loch has long been recognised by naturalists as an important site for wildlife. This inland loch is surrounded by reedbeds and willow carr, attracting water rail, great crested grebe and a number of wintering wildfowl, including goldeneye, teal and widgeon. The reserve is a haven for red squirrel.
- Varied selection of wildflowers
- Wide range of wild and waterfowl
- Many breeding songbirds
- Circular path around the reserve
Best time to visit?
- Apr – Jul for flowers
- Apr – Jul for breeding birds
- Oct – Mar for wildfowl
Tufted loosestrife and coral root orchid can be found in the woodland and grassland areas.