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 making a comeback here.
- Keep a lookout for signs of badgers as you explore the ancient woodland
- Go foraging for blaeberries in summer
- Stay very quiet and you may be rewarded with the site of roe deer darting across open greenspace