Travel, Access and Map


(By car)

Baron’s Haugh lies close to the M74 in the Clyde valley. Coming off that motorway into Motherwell, turn right at the traffic lights (Airbles Rd) and right again at the third roundabout (Adele St). At the end of this street, head on down between the Barons Haugh pillars to the unattended RSPB car park on the right.

(By rail)

Take train to nearest railway station (Airbles Rd.), walk up Airbles the second roundabout, turn right (Adele St.) and continue along to the end and down to the Reserve.


From the car park, follow the path up over the brow of the hill and downhill through the kissing gate to the edge of the Haugh. The tree sign there will give directions to all 4 Hides. The map below will explain the Haugh layout; a circular walk round the main water areas is available by using the Chestnut Walk.  For other features of the Reserve, see Area ref. numbers below.

Area ref. nos. on map.

Area 1. Upper Lime Walk with views of open fields.

Area 2. Seat, near where path joins the Clyde Walkway.

Area 3. Seat, at bend of river.

Area 4. Seat, on banking overlooking Cemetery Marsh.

Area 5. Easter Braes parklands looking down to Lower Lime Walk.

Area 6. Adder’s Gill woods with views eastward to Carbarns Pool.

Area 7. Dalzell Woods.