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Auchlin Mine Wood

Auchlin Mine Wood lies approximately 2km west of the village of Skares off the B7046.

****Please note, there have been some access issues with Auchlin Mine Wood. EAW do not have any control over access and
the site is in private ownership****

Grid reference: NS 505 165  OS Sheet: 70          www.Streetmap.co.uk

Parking: Parking for several cars by the interpretation shelter.

Access: Formal surfaced access exists throughout the site.

Within short walking distance: None. A longer walk could take in Whitehill Colliery Woodland.


Auchlin Mine Wood is a developing woodland habitat which affords excellent views of the
surrounding landscape. The wetland areas are also being developed to enhance the biodiversity
value of the site. Autumn and winter is the best time to view birds at Auchlin, as flocks of finches
feed around the site, together with migrant fieldfare and redwing feeding around the berry bearing
trees & shrubs.


Bird Species: Auchlin Mine Wood provides a developing varied habitat suitable for a range of species;

Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Kestrel (Falco tunninculus)