Join the RSPB and IFLI for a day of family fun to open the new Black Devon Wetlands Nature Reserve in Alloa.
The family day will feature treasure hunts, story-telling workshops, build-your-own bug hotels, and a chance to visit the new viewing structure.
The RSPB have been working on the site, constructing a new viewing structure, boardwalk and paths, to ensure that it remains a fantastic habitat for birds, as well as a resource for people from around the area.
There is no need to book a place, just come down on the day between 10am and 3pm. There is no charge for the event.
Please remember that, although there has been a lot of work done to install paths and a boardwalk that some parts of the site can still get quite muddy, so wearing sturdy shoes or wellies, depending on the weather, is advised.
How to get to Black Devon Wetlands
By bike: The nearest Sustrans route is no. 76 (Round the Forth)
By train: Alloa train station is approximately 2.5km away. From the A907 take Auld Brig Road. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Greenside Street. Turn left into Broad Street. Turn left on to Bowhouse Road. Turn left onto Riverside View, the reserve can be reached via the public footpath at the end of Riverside View.
By bus: The nearest bus stop is on Bowhouse Road, this is on the Tillicoutry to Glenochil route (C2). From the stop, turn into Riverside View and take the public footpath at the end of Riverside View.
By road: From the A907 take the Auld Brig Road, at the roundabout take the second exit onto Greenside Street. Turn left into Broad Street. Turn left onto Bowhouse Road. There is currently no designated parking for the reserve but there is limited parking in the small car park at the junction of the Bowhouse Road and Riverside View. The postcode for sat-navs is FK10 1BZ. This is a residential area, so please park responsibly. There are several larger car parks in Alloa town centre including Candleriggs and Ring-Road East car parks which are only short walks from the Wetland entrance.