Park in the small car park by the entrance to the glen. Check the estuary.
1 2Scan the fields to the right of the parking area for Golden Plover and ‘Plover’s mate’ – Dunlin. Even if the plover are breeding, they will still come down to rich grassland in the search for extra food.
3The local community trust is busy planting large areas of broadleaved woodland here. When you finally reach the hide, you have the choice of going inside or staying outside. A large window inside faces the loch and outside there’s a decent-sized bench to use, particularly if the weather is good during your visit.
45Loch Scourst is very acid and is limited for bird life, but the odd Greenshank or Dunlin may drop in to feed on its edge, along with passing Whooper Swans on migration.