Possil marsh nature reserve
Possil Marsh is a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, for both plants and animals, thanks to its being a rare survivor of an extensive system of lochs and marshes which once extended throughout much of lowland West Central Scotland. It covers 78 acres in a natural basin between the River Clyde and the River Kelvin. It was designated as Scotland’s first nature reserve in 1931 and due to its importance, the marsh was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1954.
Your walk will take you through wildflower meadows and give you the chance to see a large number of different birds, especially wildfowl feeding on the plant and insect life around. Many of the plants and insects there are rare locally or even in Scotland as a whole. You may be lucky enough to see some shyer residents such as otters or deer.
In the course of your walk you will come on a memorial to the Possil Meteorite which fell nearby in 1804. It was the first meteorite recognised as such to fall in Scotland and one of the first proven falls anywhere. The remains of that meteorite are now in the Hunterian Museum of Glasgow University.
Fri 20th, 11am & 3pm; 60 mins
Meeting point: Lambhill Stables back door
Booking - places will be allocated first-come first served on the day.
Accessibility: Not accessible - we will be walking on narrow paths some of which may be muddy.
Please note: Restrictions: Stout shoes or boots essential. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Parking: Free on-street parking available nearby if car park full