Monday, 16 May 2022
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This long-established forest is an attractive mix of conifers and broadleaved woodland. It’s a great place for a walk, and you can get here straight from town along the West Fife Cycle Way. Come in May to see the haze of bluebells along Pitfirrane Dean burn.
Do take care when exploring the 4 ½ miles of trails here, as there are some uneven surfaces and very steep slopes.
There are places to eat and public toilets in Dunfermline.
There is no charge to park at this woodland. Please park with care and consideration, and do not block pedestrian and vehicles access points.
Dean Plantation is on the west side of Lundin Road, west of Dunfermline. Turn north onto Lundin Road at Crossford, or follow the signs for Crossford from Carnock Road/A907.
There is parking for four cars at the wood itself. Alternatively, park at the end of the West Fife Cycle Way on William Street in Dunfermline and follow the easy walk or cycle of just 1 ¼ miles to the forest.
KY12 8QP is the nearest postcode.
Buses from Dunfermline to Carnock pass the junction with Lundin Road, ½ mile from the forest. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Magnificent oak trees in rolling Fife countryside
Watch for red squirrels scurrying through the pine