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 pond and adjacent woodland, including a boardwalk with pond-dipping platform. There is also a BMX track at the site.
- Watch swans, ducks and coots patrolling the pond year-round
- Visit in summer when the pond comes alive with dragonflies and damselflies
- Immerse yourself in the colour and sounds of the buzzing wildflower meadows, and look out for small pear-bordered fritillary butterflies