Cathkin Marsh is a beautiful area of fen and marshy grassland. It is home to many birds, including snipe, water rail and reed bunting which can be viewed from the hide and boardwalk. Butterflies and dragonflies can be seen and there are attractive displays of wildflowers during the summer.
The paths are wheelchair accessible.
Take the M77 from Glasgow. Exit at Junction 3 and follow the A726 to East Kilbride. After 3.5 miles, turn left onto Carmunnock Road (B759) to Carmunnock village. From the village, continue north along Cathkin Road (B759) for about 0.5 miles then turn right onto a minor road. The reserve is located about 1 mile on the left. There is space for two cars to park opposite the reserve entrance.
Access to the reserve is through a wooden gate and down the hedged track.
The ground over the marsh itself can be quite soft, particularly during winter, so it's a good idea to stick to the paths. Take care near open water.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at