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Lainshaw Wood

Lainshaw Community Woodland lies on the Annick Water on the south west edge of Stewarton.

Grid reference: NS 413 454 & NS 404 449

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 grounds.

Lainshaw 1;

The woodland shows characteristics of Upland Mixed Broad-leaved Woodland, with NVC classification of W9.
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

Lainshaw 2;

The mature 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;

Willow 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)