Stevenston Dunes |
Stevenston Dunes forms part of Stevenston Beach Local Nature
Reserve and is the last fully forming sand dune system left in North Ayrshire.
There is a car park beside the dunes at NS267409. If travelling by bus, one can alight at
Stevenston Cross, then head down New Street,
following the road as it becomes Station Road
and then Shore Road. Keep right along Shore
Road; it terminates in the car park by the dunes. If travelling by train, one should alight at
Stevenston station and head down Shore Road
to the aforementioned car park. The
Cunninghame Cycleway runs past the dunes.
The dunes support large numbers of Common Blue, Small Heath,
Small Copper, Grayling, Meadow Brown, and Green-veined White. Huge numbers of Six-spot Burnet Moths are
present. Large White, Small White, Small
Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, and Red Admiral can also be found on the reserve. It is perhaps worth keeping an eye open for
Wall Brown, whose range falls only slightly short of North Ayrshire.
© Iain Hamlin
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