The open water, islands, marshland, reedbeds and willow carr make this reserve important for birdlife in the Nith Valley. Migrant birds favour the valley in the autumn. Plant and insect enthusiasts can enjoy the partially vegetated coal spoil heap in the main public area of the reserve.
- Migratory birds
- Breeding & wintering birds
- Wildflowers & insects
- Mining history
Best time to visit?
- Aug and Sep for migrating birds
- Summer for wildflowers & insects
- Autumn for fungi
- All year round for history
There are hides and surfaced paths on this reserve.