Clune Craig or ‘The Clune’ is a very important site in Lochore Meadows Country Park because of its variety of wildlife. It is a short walk from the main Lochore Meadows car park. As well as the interesting plant and animal life to be found, there are also relics of medieval dwellings. A path runs through the site and forms part of the larger circular route that can take you completely around the loch.
Rangers have historically carried out work to control invasive species such as Gorse and Broom. This opens up the ground to light and ensures the survival of the Violets that are important brood plants of the rare Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, as well as providing good habitat for birds such as Stonechats and Winchats. New sluices to control water levels in the plantation area enhance the species rich wetland Birchwood. Work has been carried out to identify locations of the rare Coralroot Orchid to ensure its continued survival on the site.
Grid Ref: NT168951
Postcode: KY5 8LY
Size: 12.40 ha
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For more information, please contact the local ranger Dallas Seawright; Dallas.Seawright@fifecountryside.co.uk, 07951 241872.