Caldons Wood

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Caldons Wood, 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 37.5 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, wood warbler, Leislers and pipistrelle bats, red squirrel, tawny and barn owl, pine marten

Notable and rare plant species: bluebell, lichens, ferns and bryophytes

Best in:  All times of the year but especially colourful in Spring when the bluebells are in full bloom and migrant birds return.


13 miles north of Newton Stewart
Post Code: DG8 6SU
Grid reference: Car park NX 397791
Latitude: 55.078981
Longitude: -4.509394

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.  Caldons Wood is signposted on the right, just before the western end of the loch.

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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