Lainshaw Community Woodland lies on the Annick Water on the south west edge of Stewarton.
Parking: Roadside Parking for several cars, along David Dale Avenue, past the rear of Lainshaw Primary School.
Access: Formal Access exists throughout the site
Within short walking distance: None. A longer walk could take in The Wee Glen & Millenium Woodland at Dunlop.
The site is
in two parts, separated from each other by Lainshaw House and its immediate
shows characteristics of Upland Mixed Broad-leaved Woodland, with NVC classification
Much of the woodland is currently self-sown elm, ash, sycamore and willow in the wake of mature tree loss.
The woodland slopes gently down to a wide swathe of level open ground beside the Annick Water.
Stunning image of a pair of Heron's at Lainshaw © Cameron Macdonald
policy woodland to the west of Lainshaw House is associated with an avenue connecting
the town with
a feature known as Anderson's Mount, which is a closed canopy beech wood with a sparse shrub layer.
Selected Bird Species: Lainshaw Wood provides an excellent varied habitat suitable for a range of species;
warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
Grey Heron (Ardea Cinerea)