Cumbernauld Glen

Managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the ancient woodland of Cumbernauld Glen is a haven for wildlife. Early spring sees pockets of snowdrops appearing and summer brings a profusion of bluebells. The meadow attracts butterflies, including small pearl-bordered fritillary. This historical site also has a 16th Century dovecote (doocot). There is an extensive network of footpaths to explore as well

Forest Wood

Forest Wood is on the southern edge of Cumbernauld. It consists mainly of plantation woodland, with small areas of lowland peat bog, heath and grassland. It is a haven for flowering plants, and the pond is home to damselflies and palmate newts. If you listen carefully you might hear the call of cuckoos in spring – an increasingly rare sound

Luggiebank Wood

Managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Luggiebank Wood has grassland, scrub and riverside woodland habitats. Alder and birch trees have allowed a rich and diverse ground flora to develop where wildflowers flourish. Kingfishers can be seen diving into the meandering Luggie Water and if you’re lucky you may even spot a badger foraging in the woodland.    Highlights Look out for dippers and otters while enjoying a peaceful riverside walk  Explore the apple

Seafar Wood

Managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Seafar Wood is a relatively young strip of woodland west of Cumbernauld Village. The woodland habitat is still developing and clusters of bluebells and other woodland flowers are already established, popular with butterflies and damselflies in summer. Areas of scrub and remnants of agricultural hedgerows provide vital habitats for birds.   Highlights Visit in