Monday, 20 December 2021
Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.
Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.
Set in the gently rolling Fife countryside, this quiet woodland hides some magnificent ancient oak. The land once belonged to nearby Culross Abbey and was first planted with trees in medieval times.
The 2 ½ miles of paths and tracks are a mix of wide gravel forest roads and narrow earth paths, with some short moderate and steep slopes.
There are places to eat and public toilets in Culross or Kincardine.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
Balgownie Wood is in West Fife, halfway between Dunfermline and Kincardine. From the A907, turn south at the '3 mile' sign for Culross. From the A985, turn north at the sign for Balgownie. Balgownie Wood is a two minute drive from each of these junctions on the east side of the road. A farm track opposite a cottage leads to the wood.
KY12 8EL is the nearest postcode.
Watch for red squirrels scurrying through the pine
Attractive forest with a carpet of bluebells in Spring