Knockman Wood

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Knockman Wood forms part of the Forest Habitat Network managed by Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust (CVCWT) on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).  The 280 hectare ancient semi-natural woodland is a mosaic of open space, coniferous woodland, upland open oak woodland and open water.

Notable animal species: pied flycatcher, wood warbler, grasshopper warbler, redstart, tree pipit, Leislers, pipistrelle bats, red squirrel, barn owl, otter, tawny owl, purple hairstreak, keeled skimmer, small pearl-bordered fritillary.

Notable and rare plant species: wood sorrel, bluebell, climbing corydalis, wood anemone, 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.


2 miles north of Newton Stewart
Post Code: DG8 6SL
Grid reference: Car park NX 409674
Latitude: 54.976702
Longitude: -4.501648

How to get there

By car: Travel along the A75 to Newton Stewart.  Follow the brown tourist signs through Minnigaff.  From here, Knockman wood is approx one mile along a minor road with passing places.  The car park is on your right before Boreland Lodge and through the wooden gates.

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
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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