Inner Clyde Estuary

Located between the Isle of Brute and main Lain West Dumbartonshire, large open water offing a wide range of wildlife.

What's there

This site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) bringing wild fowl and waders to the area throughout the winter leading into spring.

Brings redshank, curlew and oystercatchers tot eh area throughout the year, offering food when at low tide.

A mix of aquatic wildlife and plant life as fresh water rest on top of the salted water mix creating interesting mix of ecosystems


Accessing the area can be done anywhere West of the A78 and west of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park as there are no public buildings for the site.

Other information

More information regarding wildlife in the area can be found on the RSPB’s website

More information regarding the condition of the area can be found on the SEPA’s website:

Inner Clyde Estuary
Inner Clyde Estuary
Inner Clyde Estuary


Currently managed by West Dunbartonshire Council, The RSPB and The SEPA

How can we help?

Explore and take note on the wildlife and surroundings.

Map out entrance point and other none recorded routes.

Take any litter you may have or may find.

Make a list of potential measures to protect the area.

Tell us about your visit

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