Cumbernauld is incredibly green – over 50% of the land is greenspace. Explore your local park or nature reserve today.

 

Broadwood Loch

Managed by North Lanarkshire Council, Broadwood Loch is a man-made loch with surrounding woodland, grassland and lowland peat bog habitats. The wildlife ponds are home to damselflies and dragonflies and swallows can be seen swooping overhead in summer. There is a circular walk round the loch.   Highlights Listen for the drumming sound of great spotted woodpeckers as you stroll

Cumbernauld Community Park

Managed by North Lanarkshire Council, this site has plenty of open greenspace as well as areas of wildflower meadow, spruce plantation and hedgerows. The park is full of history, and there’s plenty of wildlife to see from roe deer and badgers to butterflies and bees. There is a children’s playpark and a path leading to Andy Scott’s Arria sculpture. Highlights

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

Glencryan Wood

Managed by North Lanarkshire Council, this mixed woodland features ancient trees alongside invasive sitka spruce. The land has a mining history and is also the site of one of Cumbernauld’s lowland raised bog habitats, with a number of ponds ideal for wildlife-watching. The woodland is a haven for insects such as hawk moths. Pine martens, once persecuted to near-extinction, are

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

Ravenswood

Managed by North Lanarkshire Council, Ravenswood is a rich mosaic of open marsh, meadow, grassland, wildlife ponds and woodland. You can spot wildlife all year-round including insects, song birds, diving birds and mammals. There is an ‘outdoor classroom’ at the main entrance, created by our Nature Ninjas and Wild Ways Well participants.   Highlights Listen for the cry of buzzards

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

St Maurice’s Pond

Managed by North Lanarkshire Council, this wetland pond with its surrounding meadows and woodland is a great place for wildlife watching. Today the pond and woodlands are a ‘Special Site of Interest for Nature Conservation’ but were once an old farm and quarry that supplied materials to the nearby weaver’s village of Condorrat. There is a circular walk round the
 

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