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.
This reserve is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.
- 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.