Knowetop Lochs is a small, diverse upland reserve. Two small lochs are separated by a ridge of birch woodland fringed by reed-swamp, bog and willow scrub, with areas of wet and dry heath. Much of the reserve is marshy with willow thickets and conifer shelter belts are slowly being converted to broadleaved woodland.
- Dragonflies and damselflies
- Scotch argus
- Red kites and geese
Best time to visit?
- May to Sep for flowering plants
- Summer for butterflies
- Summer and autumn for dragonflies
The habitats support otters, adders, scotch argus, barn owls and water voles and pipistrelle bats.
There is a circular path leading between the two lochs.