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Dean Plantation

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Dean Plantation Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Attractive forest with a carpet of bluebells in Spring

This long-established forest is an attractive mix of conifers and broadleaved woodland. It’s a great place for a walk or cycle, 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.

Facilities & access

There are places to eat and public toilets in Dunfermline.

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

KY12 8QP is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses from Dunfermline to Carnock pass the junction with Lundin Road, ½ mile from the forest. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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