Loch Libo

Loch Libo is a long, shallow freshwater loch with aspen growing in the shallow waters and a hillside cloaked in mature sycamore and ash woodland. Rare plants such as cowbane, water parsnip and greater tussock-sedge grow along the shore and there are also signs of otters and water voles.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Scenic loch
  • Rare plants
  • Water & woodland birds
  • Short woodland walk

Best time to visit?

  • Spring/summer for water plants
  • Spring/summer for birds
  • Autumn/winter for waterfowl and fungi

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands

Other information

The loch attracts waterfowl during the winter months.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

The reserve is located next to the town of Uplawmoor, about 4.5 miles south west of Barrhead on the A736. Approached from Barrhead, the reserve is on the right about 0.6 miles after Shillford. Park in the layby.

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Getting onto the reserve

From the layby, walk north on the road verge for approximately 100m to the rail crossing. Cross the railway through the gates to enter the reserve. There are no made paths on this reserve.

Access restrictions

The footpaths on this reserve can be muddy, even during the summer months.

Nearest town
Uplawmoor (1 mi / 1.6 km)
OS grid ref
NS435556
Landranger map
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WILDLIFE

What to look for and when

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FURTHER READING

About Loch Libo

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Cathkin MarshGlen MossSourlie Wood

Links & downloads

Reserve map

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