Palacerigg Country Park
Palacerigg is situated on the southern
outskirts of Cumbernauld. The park was brought into being in the
1970's by the efforts of Cumbernauld Burgh Council and owes much
to the dedication of the first Director David Stephen,
famous naturalist. Over 40 hectares of what was once an upland
farm has been planted with thousands of native trees and shrubs.
This environment provides a sanctuary for thriving populations of roe
deer, badger, fox and hares as well as hawks and owls.
The Children's Farm area houses pygmy goats, zebu, wallabies, ornamental fowl. pot bellied and middle white pigs. A children's favourite is the chipmunks scrambling at high speed all round their cage.
|The Wildlife and Rare Breeds Collection at Palacerigg is unique in Central Scotland providing a rare opportunity to see not only native Scottish and European animals but also numerous rare farm breeds.|
|The collection provides a home for more than two hundred individual animals including: Scottish wildcat and pine martin, seven species of owl, red, sika and fallow deer, Shetland, Herdwick and Ryland sheep, highland and white park cattle.||
Visitors can walk a network o f nature trails and footpaths and watch herds of red deer and fallow deer as well as rare breeds of sheep and goats.
Keepers are on duty every
day of the year and every
effort is taken to maintain
individual species in a
manner promoting natural
behaviour and quality of
For more information on Palacerigg tel 01236 720047