Blackthorn Salt Wall and Shewalton Wood

01 10 2021 10:00
Blackthorn Salt
George Moore
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The final South West and Northern Ireland meeting of the year will take place in Ayrshire on 1st October.

In the morning we will visit Blackthorn Salt in the Port of Ayr and hear how their timber tower, packed with blackthorn, is used to produce salt for domestic purposes.

Archie McConnel will also be on hand to describe how the salt tower was constructed and the timber used. We will go inside the tower and up to the top where the views are fabulous. 

In the afternoon we be visiting Shewalton Wood, a Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) Greenspace Reserve by Irvine. 

We will be guided round by Gill Smart, SWT Reserve Manager for Ayrshire and Renfrewshire. This wet woodland, has miles of made paths and typical urban fringe issues.

All RSFS events must be pre-booked due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Any person not booked will not be permitted access.

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Blackthorn Salt

North Harbour Street
KA8 8AE Ayr
United Kingdom

OS Ref: NS 33481 22908

It would be easier to park in the Peacock car park. This is accessed through the port - Salt Pans Road or river gateways. We can provide the port gate code to access and then they would follow the main roadway around the car park which is on the York Street side of the Peacock building as it were. 

If there are a number of vehicles, this would be best.

Depending on the truck activity, it may be that the spaces near the tower, on the inside of the York Street gate would be available

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