Estate wildlife

Kinneil Estate is home to lots of wildlife. You’ll find owls in the woods. And bats come out to play (and feed) at dusk. Moles get busy digging up paths. You might also spot a badger on an evening walk.

From time to time, Falkirk Council’s Ranger Service gives guided tours of the park – pointing out flora and fauna. Any events are normally advertised at Kinneil Museum.

Many visitors head for the large West Pond at the west end of the park.

It’s home to a pair of swans who normally deliver super cute cygnets most years. You’ll also find mallard ducks and coots and some camera shy herons!

The charity Froglife has been creating additional mini ponds in the Estate to support
amphibians. An attractive wildflower area was also created near the Roman fortlet, to enhance habitat connectivity for wildlife. More on the project here.

The wildflower meadow, beside Kinneil Roman Fortlet, pictured in the summer of 2020. The new meadow has been planted to improve biodiversity in the Estate.