‘RSPB Scotland, Loch Lomond Nature Reserve’ – Sharing Good Practice on Managing Complex Outdoor Access Projects within a Protected / Designated Area

This Good Practice Event will showcase the multi-year, multi-phase developments that have taken place within the RSPB Scotland Nature Reserve at Loch Lomond. This event is aimed at anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the strategic planning, community involvement, partnerships, technical design, funding and practical implementation considerations of an outdoor access project within a protected site (SSSI, SPA, SAC, NNR, National Park and National Scenic Area). The day will be led by RSPB Scotland as site owners and project managers.

Who should attend?

Those working to improve access to outdoor environments and greenspace including outdoor access / planning professionals, countryside rangers, landowners / land managers, NGO’s, community groups, organisations in charge of tourist and recreational development, those involved in active travel infrastructure and community path groups.

Date: 9th June 2022           Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm (open from 10am)


Kilmaronock Millennium Hall, Gartocharn G83 8NF. Access is gained by off the A811 and onto Church Road (grid ref NS428863); what3words (twinge.unicorns.multiple).

Gartocharn is 40 minutes north of Glasgow (and can be reached by train to nearby Balloch and connecting bus to the village). It is a 40 minute drive from Stirling and a 90 minute drive from Edinburgh.


£45 per person (VAT not applicable). Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival (from 10am) and a buffet lunch is included at approx. 1.30pm.

What do I need?

We will start within the Kilmaronock Millenium Hall before walking into the Nature Reserve to continue the discussion and view works that have been undertaken. Attendees should ensure that they wear stout footwear and appropriate outdoor clothing for the time of year.

How do I book? To book a place on this event, please email [email protected]

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