Oldhall Ponds

The Oldhall Ponds reserve is a mosaic of willow carr, semi-mature planted woodland and tussocky grassland. The ponds have open water and emergent vegetation that is attractive to breeding and wintering ducks. Paths around the ponds provide opportunities for viewing waterfowl and other pond life.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Water birds and pond life
  • Common butterflies
  • Woodland birds

Best time to visit?

  • Summer for insects and birds
  • Summer for dragonflies and damselflies
  • Winter for waterfowl

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • grasslands
  • pond

Other information

Oldhall Ponds is one of the Irvine Greenspaces.

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

Exit the A78 at the Newhouse Interchange and take the B7080, Moss Drive, to the Oldhall Roundabout. Turn left onto Long Drive and park in the layby approximately 400m on the left. A cycle path goes through the reserve.

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Getting onto the reserve

Enter the reserve via the tar cycle path. There is a path round the large pond, including a viewpoint overlooking it.

Access restrictions
Nearest town
Irvine (3 mi / 4.8 km)
OS grid ref
NS337365
Landranger map
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OLDHALL PONDS

Greenspaces

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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