The main reserve entrance at Johnston Park, Fankerton is currently closed due to vandalism of the access bridge. The reserve can still be accessed via the other entry points along the River Carron pathway.
Carron Glen is a beautiful native oak and ash woodland along a steep-sided gorge carved by the River Carron. The canopy is animated with woodland birds and the river provides prime fishing for dippers and kingfishers.
- Globeflowers and bluebells
- Dippers and kingfishers
- Warblers and other woodland birds
- Spectacular views
Best time to visit?
- Apr and May for woodland birds
- May and Jun for wildflowers
- Autumn for woodland colours
The path through the reserve provides impressive views of the gorge and ancient woodlands where rare plants such as globeflower and toothwort grow.