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Hannahston Community Woodland

Hannahston Community Woodland lies between Drongan and the A70 Cumnock to Ayr road.

Hannahston is a thriving community woodland, extremely popular with local walkers, dog walkers, wildlife watchers and the local school.
A former mining site, the extensive oplanting over the years is now maturing nicely, with mixed, varied woodland and a range of habitats
and species. With help from CSGN, we have been able to make further improvements with the addition of new benches, interpretation
wildflower meadow sowing & enhancement and high level woodland education provision with the running of a Forest School with experienced,
qualified leaders.

A range of organisations are utilising the site for both formal and informal education, skills improvement & community events and workshops.

Clearance of wire and other rubbish prior to meadow sowing
View from the meadow area to the dipping pond


©K Paterson                                                                                                                                  ©K Paterson

©K Paterson                                                                                                         ©K Paterson

©K Paterson                                                                                                         ©K Paterson




Grid Reference:

Parking: Park by the access gate and interpretation shelter.

Access: Formal access throughout the site with surfaced footpaths. The initial slope may prove difficult for unaccompanied wheelchair users.

Selected Bird Species:

Reed Bunting                           Stonechat                               Blackcap
(Emberiza schoeniclus)
             (Saxicola torquata)                 (Sylvia atricapilla)

Blackbird                                 Wren                                             Treecreeper
(Turdus merula)
                             (Troglodytes troglodytes)                (Certhia familiaris)


Song Thrush                                    Spotted Flycatcher               Great Spotted Woodpecker    Buzzard
(Turdus philomelos)                       (Muscicapa striata)               (Dendrocopus major)             (Buteo buteo)

Sedge warbler                        Bullfinch                                                Grey Heron
(Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)  (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)                                (Ardea cinerea)

Formal opening of Hannahston Community Woodland