Upper Nethan Gorge is a gorge carved by the River Nethan. This peaceful ancient woodland supports a huge range of species, including locally uncommon plants such as broadleaved helleborine, wood melick and meadow saxifrage. Great spotted woodpeckers and buzzards are often seen.
- Woodland walks
- Butterflies and wildflowers
- Woodland birds
Best time to visit?
- Apr to Jun for woodland flowers
- May to Sep for meadow flowers
- Autumn for woodland colours
- Sep to Nov for fungi
The wildflower-rich grassland attracts a wealth of insects and birds. The flush of new growth in spring and warm autumnal shades of red, yellow and orange make this 2-mile walk mesmerising.
This reserve is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.