A free-to-use community bird hide just a short walk across fields from the quiet A844 road, Loch Quien is a fresh water loch used for trout fly fishing with plenty of reed beds and shallows. To reach the hide park at the car park hard standing for nearby Scalpsie Bay then walk east along the road approx 100m to pick up the path on the left across to the loch. Summer visitors include grebe, mute swans, coot, heron and cormorant with the occasional osprey. Over winter look for tufted duck, mallard, teal, widgeon, goldeneye and occasionally whooper swans, graylag and Canada geese.
There are no services here - you will need to return to Rothesay (approx 4 miles by road).
Loch Quien Bird Hide is NOT wheelchair accessible. Please consider this before planning a visit if this is a concern.
Loch Quien Bird Hide has a car park for the use of customers.
Single 1.6m leaning stone on agricultural land
Small sheltered shingle and sand bay
Operation Starfish WWII decoy bunker
Independently run natural and historical museum of Bute
Tranquil and inspiring studio for the teaching of art classes for adults
A collection of ancient burial chambers in woodland
Small shingle bay in Rothesay harbour
Single 2m high standing stone close to old tramway route
A single large standing stone with cupmarks
Pair of adjacent Iron Age hill forts
A lovely soft shallow sandy beach ideal for family outings
Beautiful large sandy bay overlooking Inchmarnock and Arran
Bird hide overlooking large sandy bay and adjacent farmland
Perfect solitude and stunning views
Ruined castle overlooking Kilchattan Bay
Small but beautiful red sandy beach
Popular red sandy beach in this quiet corner of Bute
Ruins of a chambered Neolithic cairn
Ruined chapel and burial ground
Remains of a large stone circle
Bird hide overlooking freshwater loch with extensive reed beds
Pair of brightly-painted rocks overlooking the Kyles
Psychological Astrologer, I Ching and Reiki practitioner
Gorgeous secluded sandy beach famous for seal-spotting
Extensive ruins of a 12th century Romanesque church with far reaching views
At-risk gothic church in partial ruin
Circle of 8 stones some of significant size
Beautiful 13th century chapel once the Cathedral of the Isles
Ruins of a middle ages chapel
Well-eroded stones in a salt marsh area
Lovely quiet bay with long tidal reach full of shells
A row of three large standing stones in alignment
Secluded sandy beach close to Bute Golf Course
Puppeteers workshop and classroom space
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