Buchan and Glenhead Woods

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Buchan and Glenhead Woods

Buchan and Glenhead Woods, part of Glentrool Oakwoods, forms part of the Forest Habitat Network managed by Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust (CVCWT) on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).  The 42 hectare ancient semi-natural woodland is a mosaic of open space, upland open oak woodland and open water.

Notable animal species: pied flycatcher, redstart, tree pipit, meadow pipit, grasshopper warbler, wood warbler, Leislers and pipistrelle bats, red squirrel, tawny owl, dark green fritillary

Notable and rare plant species: common cow wheat, enchanters nightshade, yellow pimpernel, lichens, ferns and bryophytes

Best in:  All times of the year


14 miles north of Newton Stewart
Post Code: DG8 6SU
Grid reference: Car park NX 416804
Latitude: 55.092687
Longitude: -4.482079

How to get there

By car: Travel along the A75 to Newton Stewart (B7079).  Turn right after the bridge on to A714 and follow signs to Glen Trool.  Buchan and Glenhead Woods are on the north side of the loch, towards its eastern tip.

By bus service: the nearest bus stop is in Newton Stewart.

By cycle/on foot: along Sustrans route number 7


Car park
Nature trails
CVCWT leaflet
Guided walks
School and other group bookings available


Pete Robinson/Linda Moorhouse
Office phone: 01671 401423
Mobile: 07789 434237

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Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary
Wood Warbler
Glentrool Oakwoods