Sornbank Plantation

Sornbank Plantation surrounds the village of Sorn, directly to the north of the
B743 Muirkirk to Mauchline road.

Grid reference:

Parking: Parking for several cars by Sorn church or alternatively roadside parking in Sorn.

Access: Formal access throughout the site with surfaced paths. The paths have steep slopes to access the wood, though access remains level for the first few hundred yards.


Selected Bird Species: Sornbank Plantation provides excellent habitat for a range of resident and migrant species. Recorded species include;

Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

The Cleuch Burn adds an additional interesting habitat to the wood and provides suitable habitat for grey wagtail, dipper and possibly kingfisher, further increasing its biodiversity value.


Sorn Primary School Projects

The Enchanted Forest  Birdsong Walk

Bird Feeder Hanging   Group Photo

Bulb Planting    Decorations and Sign

Christmas Decoration Hanging   Exploring the forest for tiny visitors.......

Sornbank Christmas Tree Dressing and bird feeder hanging (2009) Saturday December 12th poster