education site approximately 3 miles south west of Barr Village, South Ayrshire,
spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
Limited parking at off road entrance gate. Car park
at the entrance to the forest
****Please ensure all gates are securely fastened**** No public vehicle access beyond the car park without prior
Formal access throughout the site with surfaced footpaths.
Some slopes may prove difficult for unaccompanied
wheelchair users. The Shorter looped route (learning trail) is accessible from near the car park. Allow 1.5 hrs to walk
the full site circuit.
Woodlands are currently developing an upland education site at Pinclanty Forest,
in South Ayrshire. This has involved the creation of approximately 2.5km of access track into and around
the forest, with new gates installed by the main road and at the entrance to the forest.
work has recently taken place to increase the area of wetland within the site
the existing habitat further.
expecting a log cabin to be built by a 'contractor' by about 2006 but despite
our best efforts it is now 2011 and the task was obviously beyond his capabilities!
Entrance gate, access track creation & new learning trail route
learning trail is currently under construction, following a successful funding
application to the
Forest Education Initiative (FEI).
which offers a new circular route from the car park, forms a magical and atmospheric
cut right through the middle of a young plantation and also comprises of a bird box trail & tree trail with interpetive
plaques along the route. It offers learning opportunities in several curricular subjects including;
Art & Design
Learning trail worksheets and maps download here
Woodlands and the Ayrshire Cluster Group have been working closely with Careers
and Barr Primary school to develop the learning trail. In addition, there will be some informal woodland games /
activities around the route.
We also have a shelter under construction which will hopefully provide opportunities as an on site
teaching room and a site for organised events, though this is not part of the learning trail.
BTCV volunteers New brashing for creation of new learning trail route Tree trail interpretation
Learning trail contruction and wetland interpretation panel
Installing learning trail posts and posts for rope trail
Learning trail activities
Newly developed Forest School clearing
Wildlife of Pinclanty - selected species
Yipworld Survivor Project
project was held at Pinclanty Forest in 2008 and 2009.
Click here for further details and photographs.