Location and Access
This is an area of mixed woodland planted in the 1990s, with a criss-cross of grassed paths. The woodland lies 4km east of Dalry along B707 and encompasses Bowertropping Wood and vicinity of Pencot Farm (NS 2 49). It extends from Blair Mine (NS 25 495) to the OS triangulation point near the farm (NS 28 488). Ideas for further development of the area include a pond or wetland. Cars can be parked at the old mine – but be security conscious. (Note: in June 2003 the entrance to the mine was blocked.)
There is a regular bus service along the A737, and Dalry has a mail-line rail station.
The area is 1.5km off National Route 7.
A changing scene worth ongoing observation as the habitat diversifies with growth. Expect woodland, scrub and farmland species including breeding Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Skylark, Magpie, Willow and Sedge Warbler, Mallard, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Swallow, Chiffchaff, Lapwing.