Garrion Gill

Garrion Gill is a small ancient woodland reserve clinging to the steep sides of the Garrion Burn. The woodland canopy and underlying soils provide diverse plant habitats and cover for badgers and roe deer. Woodland birds include spotted flycatcher, sparrowhawk and woodcock.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Badgers and deer
  • Wild flowers
  • Birdwatching

Best time to visit?

  • Apr to Aug for wildflowers
  • Sep and Oct for autumn colour

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • geology
  • scenery

Other information

The path running through the reserve provides a link between Overtown and Law.

This reserve is part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership.


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How to get there


Garrion Gill is located between Overtown and Law on the north side of the Clyde Valley, 3 miles from Carluke. You can park by the line of houses halfway along the road that runs between Garrion Bridge and Law (by the wooden finger post pointing to Garrion Gill).

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Getting onto the reserve

Follow the farm track for 300m to the reserve entrance.

Access restrictions

There is a maintained, unsurfaced path with steps down through the reserve to the bridge that crosses the Gill. Please beware steep slopes and cliffs close to the path.
Livestock may be present in the meadow and there are ground nesting birds on the reserve. Please keep dogs on a lead.

Nearest town
Wishaw (2 mi / 3.2 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


About Garrion Gill

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Lower Nethan Gorge
Upper Nethan Gorge

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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