SWAT Nature Trail and Map

Within the Lainshaw Woods you will find a nature trail that is marked by a series of information panels. The trail is indicated by the red dotted line in the following map of the Woods that was reproduced as the centre-page spread the Spring 2020 edition of ‘The Review’, Stewarton’s free quarterly magazine.

The original map appears on a panel at the main entrance to Lainshaw Woods in David Dale Avenue, Stewarton. (IMPORTANT: The map is oriented for the benefit of viewers stood physically in front of the panel. So, South is ‘UP’ and West is ‘RIGHT’. Annick Water bounds the South edge of the Woods.)

Map of the Lainshaw Woods indicating the Nature Trail. Design and artwork by Mark Davies.

Depending on the time of year and time of day, mammals, insects and birds that you may see in and around Lainshaw Woods and Annick Water include:

  • Grey herons
  • Kingfishers
  • Great spotted woodpeckers
  • Roe deer
  • Dippers
  • Bullfinches
  • Otters
  • Bats
  • Peacock butterflies
  • Treecreepers
  • Red Admiral butterflies
  • Goldfinches
  • Painted Lady butterflies
  • Red foxes
  • Mallard ducks
  • Tortoiseshell butterflies
Main entrance to to Lainshaw Woods at the start of David Dale Avenue, Stewarton. Photo by Cara Smillie.

Below is an example of the type of Information Panel that can be found at various points around the Nature Trail.

Grey Heron Information Panel