Off B786 half way between Lochwinnoch and Kilmacolm
Can be accessed from Locherwood Community Woodland or from the link path from Muirshiel Country Park.
OS Landranger 63 Find Us
Ladymuir Forest is a dense plantation of sitka spruce trees. Planted in the mid 1970’s for their timber value, the trees now mature enough to be harvested for paper and building materials. As you walk around Ladymuir you will notice a dramatic contrast between the dense forest plantation and the open space of the clearfelled areas. The cleared areas provide excellent hunting grounds for birds such as kestrels or hen harriers; amongst the dense sitka plantation you might hear jays or spot a roe deer.
Why not try one of the waymarked walking routes through Locherwood and Ladymuir. The Locherwood trail is 2km and usually takes an hour to walk. The Ladymuir trail is longer, 7km, with some rough terrain underfoot so give yourself plenty of time for this walk.
The different habitats within Ladymuir and Locherwood are home to a variety of wildlife. Have a look at what you can see and hear through the seasons.