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Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve

Visit Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve

Scotland’s oldest and richest forest lies hidden in dramatic gorges in the Clyde Valley. Since the last Ice Age, rivers have gouged deep clefts in the soft sandstone: woods of oak, ash, rowan and hazel have been growing there since the ice melted away.

There are pockets of this beautiful woodland throughout the valley. Six of the best have been chosen to form the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.

While the main visitor facilities are at Chatelherault and the Falls of Clyde, there are paths accessing all six of the woodlands which combine to form Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.

For more information on visiting have a look at the reserve leaflet or the National Nature Reserve website.

Contact Details

Address:Scottish Natural Heritage
Cadzow Court
3 Wellhall Road
Tel:Click to view01698 421668

Opening Times

Open all year round. Check website for best times of year to visit.


Species this provider offers to spot


Geographical regions this provider operates in

  • Glasgow, Ayrshire, Arran


Activities this provider runs

  • Estates, Reserves & Other Wildlife Spots

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