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Some visitor centres are open – check individual web pages for more information. Our trails, toilets and car parks remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Piperhill is a former opencast coal mine site located in East Ayrshire, 2km east of Sinclairston. Piperhill is located on the shoulder slopes between North Kyle Forest to the south and extensive lowland pastures to the north.

Our management objectives for Piperhill focus on new woodland creation, sustainable timber production, enhancing biodiversity, and improving recreational access.

Community Consultation

As we were unable to hold community engagement events in the local area due to the COVID-19 situation, an initial online community consultation was held from May to July 2020. The final draft plan was submitted to Scottish Forestry in October 2020. The associated documents and maps are below.


  • Site surveys and development of draft plan │ January – April 2020
  • Public consultation │ May to July 2020
  • Development of final plan │ July to October 2020
  • Submit to Scottish Forestry │ October 2020

Documents and maps

Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact:

Nick Hill, Woodland Creation Forester
Forestry and Land Scotland
Five Sisters House
Five Sisters Business Park
West Calder
EH55 8PN
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