Camer Woods

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Camer Woods

Camer Woods comprise High Camer and Low Camer and form part of the Forest Habitat Network managed by Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust (CVCWT) on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).  The 70 hectare site, part of which is ancient, semi-natural woodland, links the RSPB Wood of Cree reserve with the riparian woodlands of Brigton.

Notable animal species: pied flycatcher, wood warbler, redstart, redpoll, tree pipit, Leisler’s and pipistrelle bats, red squirrel, pine marten, barn owl, tawny owl, purple hairstreak, large skipper, Scotch argus, small pearl-bordered fritillary.

Notable and rare plant species: wood sorrel, bluebell, bugle, crab apple, marsh violet, lichens and liverworts

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


6 miles north of Newton Stewart
Post Code: DG8 6SR
Grid reference: Low Camer parking NX 366729, High Camer parking NX 366732
Latitude: 55.026399
Longitude: -4.557867

How to get there

By car: Travel along the A75 to Newton Stewart.  Follow the brown tourist signs through Minnigaff.  From here, Low Camer is approx four miles along a minor road with passing places.  Low Camer parking is on your left and High Camer parking is approximately one miles further north on your right.

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

By cycle/on foot: along Sustrans route number 7


Parking at Low Camer and High Camer
Viewing platform at Low Camer
Picnic benches and benches
Nature trails
CVCWT leaflet
Nature boards and interpretation
Guided walks
School and other group bookings available


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

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Barn Owl
Pied Flycatcher
Red Squirrel
Path in May