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Gartmorn Dam Country Park
Gartmorn Dam Country Park

Gartmorn Dam Country Park

This local nature reserve, with Scotlands oldest reservoir built in 1713, is important for migratory wildfowl in winter. A peaceful retreat for walking, cycling, fishing or horseriding with an extensive footpath network.

The 170 acre Gartmorn Dam reservoir was engineered by Sir John Erskine, the 6th Earl of Mar, to power the pumps which drained his Sauchie mines. The water power that his project provided was the catalyst for Alloa's industrial development.Today Gartmorn is a peaceful retreat for people walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or picnicing. There is an extensive footpath network throughout the "Wee County" and the Park links many of these routes, including the cycleways to Dollar and Dunfermline. The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is an important site for migratory wildfowl in the winter months.

Contact and Information

Gartmorn Road
Nr. Alloa
FK10 3NZ
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Park: Open all year, every day, 8.30am - dusk.

Visitor Centre: 8.30am - 7pm April - September and weekend afternoons only during October - March.

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