Straiton Village - Hill Wood Walk - Straiton Village

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This is a delightful walk along the top of a hill through very mixed and attractive light woodland. Most of the route is very rural along an ancient narrow track (see photo on the right), long grown over with low vegetation. There are no narrow bridges, stiles or kissing gates. The walk can be circular or a return walk. You can take the quicker and shorter circular route along the main road; or return the reverse of the way that you came; prettier but certainly longer. In winter some short sections of the track through the woods will be boggy with deep water, but you should be able to work your way past them.

The walk is suitable in summer for older children, teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between; but avoid taking any children in winter. Having no stiles the route is excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be boots, which will be essential in winter or after heavy rain, but there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts in summer, except perhaps for the few horse flies. Unfortunately, there are no facilities of any sort on this walk.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Woodland or Forest


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife, Woodland