The Ayr Gorge Woodlands reserve is a steep ravine of sandstone cliffs covered mainly with oak, ash and some very old majestic beeches. It is one of the most important ancient woodlands in Ayrshire for invertebrates, plants, fungi and bats including Daubenton’s and brown long-eared bats.
- Ancient woodland
- River walks
- Birds and bats
- Invertebrates and fungi
Best time to visit?
- All year for woodland and river walks
- Spring for birds
- Summer for bats and invertebrates
- Autumn for fungi
It is particularly noted for its abundant invertebrate life, supporting a number of Scottish rarities, including spiders and beetles.
This reserve is on the River Ayr Way walking route – find out more about the River Ayr Way by clicking here.