Forests & Woodlands

Discover a collection of guides and reviews about Scotland’s best forests and woodlands.

The BordersRegions of Scotland

Glentress Forest Visitor Guide

Glentress Forest is situated near the town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

The forest is best known for its world-class 7Stanes mountain biking trails that offer exciting routes for all skill levels, but there’s plenty to see and do for everyone.

Whether it’s enjoying woodland walks, wildlife watching, or getting active on treetop adventure courses, Glentress Forest has you covered.

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Perth & KinrossCentral Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

The Hermitage Visitor Guide

The Hermitage near Dunkeld in Perthshire is a managed woodland inside Tay Forest Park that was designed as a leisure area for the 18th-century Dukes of Atholl.

The forest is easily accessed from the A9 and it offers walks on gravel paths alongside the River Braan and through a woodland nature reserve to a waterfall.

Discover Kelvingrove Park with this complete visitor guide.

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Perth & KinrossCentral Scotland & TaysideRegions of Scotland

The Birks of Aberfeldy Visitor Guide

The Birks of Aberfeldy offers a circular walk through mixed woodland on the outskirts of Aberfeldy in Perthshire. The scenic landscape inspired Scots poet Robert Burns to write one of his most famous works in 1787.

Visitors to the Birks of Aberfeldy will find good facilities, including a large car park and partially-gravelled paths.

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East LothianRegions of ScotlandThe Lothians

Pressmennan Wood Visitor Guide

Pressmennan Wood is a woodland in East Lothian that features a large lake (one of only four designated lakes in Scotland) and peaceful walks along several trails.

The 212-acre site is managed by the Woodland Trust which has saved the native broadleaf trees from invasive Rhododendrons planted by the Victorians.

The trust also maintains the paths that thread their way through Pressmennan Wood, allowing visitors to have good access no matter the time of year.

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