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Loch Gruinart (RSPB)
Loch Gruinart (RSPB)

Loch Gruinart (RSPB)

This exciting reserve on Islay, is famous for its large numbers of wintering geese, and breeding waders and birds of prey in summer. Visitor centre, trails and observation hides.

This well known reserve on the north west coast of Islay includes Loch Gruinart - a shallow sea loch, mud-flats, marshland, farmland and moorland. Famous for its wintering Greenland barnacle and white-fronted geese, the reserve is exciting all year round. Shoveler ducks, redshank, lapwings, snipe and corncrakes all breed here. Hen harriers nest on the moor and golden eagles and peregrines hunt all year. Visitor centre, two trails, excellent observation hides and guided walks programme.

Contact and Information

RSPB Loch Gruinart
Isle of Islay
PA44 7PR
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Reserve open at all times
Visitor centre open daily: 10am-5pm except Christmas Day and New Years Day
Guided walks April-October


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