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Calais Muir Woodland

Friday, March 17, 2017
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust manage a number of sites across Fife on behalf of Fife Council, including the Fife Coastal Path, local nature reserves, beaches and woodland sites, all of which provide both local residents and visitors with fantastic opportunities to enjoy Fife’s outdoor spaces.

One such site is Calais Muir Woodland, in Duloch, Dunfermline, which at 34 hectares is one of the largest woodlands in Fife Council ownership. As Duloch is the largest housing development in Western Europe this presents a number of challenges for this 120 year old woodland.

Our Countryside Ranger Lyn Strachan who is responsible for the site day to day commented ‘It is great to see young families and local schools enjoying this wonderful wild green space, many people report hearing the woodpeckers or watching the majestic Buzzards as they circle high above, it is literally a real breath of fresh air in an urban environment.”

Unfortunately the woodland can suffer from vandalism, dog fouling and other forms of anti-social behaviour. However working with the wider community, Fife College, local groups and schools; positive improvements have started to show a clear demonstration of civic pride. This is building on the 2016 access project, which saw an improved path network and the installation of innovative interpretation.

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust have secured additional funding, which is being used to facilitate a youth art group, known as Inkredible Creative in partnership with Police Scotland to design signage to combat vandalism and dog fouling. Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Rangers Service will also be planting native woodland species such as wild garlic, foxgloves, snowdrops and daffodils with the help of pupils from the local school Lynburn primary.



Pupils from Lynburn Primary School pictured with FCCT Countryside Ranger Lyn Strachan.

To find out more about Calais Muir click here

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