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We are working hard to make our forests safe again after recent storms. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Dean Plantation

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Latest forest information

We strongly advise that visitors stay away from all forests for now. Many forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by strong winds over the weekend, resulting in fallen trees blocking roads and trails. In the event of a safety incident, emergency services would be unable to reach many areas. We are working hard to clear obstructions and hope to welcome you back soon.

About

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, 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 and access

Walking
Walking

There are places to eat and public toilets in Dunfermline.

Car parking information

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.

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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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