This long-established plantation originated as part of the nearby Perceton House estate. The old trees provide crevices for birds and bats, and the plentiful deadwood supports the insects and fungi. The carpet of ivy gives way to a natural ground flora interspersed with attractive garden plants.
An unsurfaced path runs the length of the reserve, past a small pond.
Perceton Wood is one of the Irvine Greenspaces.
Take the B769 (Middleton Road) from Stanecastle Roundabout. Perceton Wood is approximately one mile on the left, on the access to Perceton Paddocks. Visitors are advised to park at the roadside beside the gate.
From the roadside, you can enter the reserve by a kissing gate beside the reserve sign. There is an earth path through the woodland.
One of the nine Irvine Greenspace reserves. These are within easy walking/cycling distance of where people live, giving them access to high quality green space close to home. The eight other Greenspaces are:
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