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Locherwood loop

Locherwood Loop

Start / Finish: Locherwood Community Woodland Car park.

Grid Reference: NS 352 640

OS Map: Landranger 63

Distance: 2 km

Time: 1 hour

Terrain: Most of the walk is on un-surfaced and grassy paths, it can get quite muddy in places especially after heavy rainfall.

The route: Green posts mark the route of this 2km circular walk.

Points of Interest: Locherwood Community Woodland was planted in the mid 1990s. The young broadleaf woodland feels light and open compared to older woodlands and you can enjoy fine views to the Arrochar Alps, Ben Lomond and the Clyde Valley.  It is the source of the Locher Water.

Birds: Kestrels, great spotted woodpecker, buzzards and hen harriers have been spotted.

Insects: Green hairstreak and orange tip butterflies; Common hawker dragonflies and large red damselflies.

Vegetation:  If you visit Locherwood during June or July you may see butterfly orchids or spignel in bloom.

Enjoy this short walk which is a popular place for dog walkers, enjoying the fine views to the Arrochar Alps, Ben Lomond and the Clyde Valley through mixed woodland.

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