Gartmorn Dam 2017-12-04T22:52:54+00:00
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Gartmorn Dam is a peaceful retreat for people walking, cycling, horse riding, picnicking and bird watching. The reservoir is based on a natural loch that occurred here before the damming took place and as such was always home to water-loving wildlife, from very small insects to larger animals, like otters.

Gartmorn Dam was recognised as a nationally important site of special scientific interest in 1971 with a variety of rare pondweeds and part of it is also designated as a Local Nature Reserve as it is an important site for migratory wildfowl in the winter months. Many birds also live at Gartmorn all year round and breed here in the summer time, like the Great Crested Grebe.

Wild brown trout are at home in the water body and often shoals of young perch can be seen. They live in high densities as it helps them to avoid being eaten by larger fish, such as local pike.

In 1982 it became Clackmannanshire’s first and only Country Park.

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