Wood of Cree Circular

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This is a magical place, a beautiful mixed woodland above the River Cree, in the care of the RSPB since 1984, with tumbling burns, moss-covered boulders, bluebells, primroses, common cow-wheat and wild garlic in season; resident red deer, barn owls, pine martens and red squirrels; summer migrants like pied flycatchers and redstarts; butterflies such as scotch argus and purple hairstreak, plus seven species of bat.

Wood of Cree is the largest ancient woodland in southern Scotland, with continuous woodland cover for the last 5,000 years, since the last Ice Age. Otters are sometimes spotted from the viewing platform on the Cree; there are two or three resident females on this stretch of the river.

Please note, there are no refreshments available on this walk.

For local weather forecasts and other relevant information and services go to www.gallowaymrt.org.uk for Galloway Mountain Rescue's excellent website.

Scotland - South Scotland - Dumfries and Galloway - Woodland or Forest


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Nature Trail, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland