Loch Ardinning is a picturesque, visitor-friendly wildlife haven with areas of wetland, woodland, grassland and moorland. Mature willow, birch and alder thrive in the wetlands along the south west shore and reeds, rushes and sedges fringe the northern shores.
Chance to spot black grouse, Colourful butterflies and dragonflies, Explosions of colour from wildflowers, User-friendly paths across the reserve
Best time to visit?
Apr to Sep for butterflies, May to Aug for wildflowers, Jun to Aug for water lobelia, Oct to Mar for wildfowl
The loch is rich in invertebrates, particularly butterflies and dragonflies, and the delicate water lobelia, a local speciality, is in full flower in July.
Two walks around the reserve provide plenty of opportunities for appreciating the wildlife.