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Heathhall Forest

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Works Notice Update:

  • There will be no parking at the Catherinfield road entrance to the forest from Monday 22 August until the end of October 2022. This is to allow heavy machinery and timber lorries access through the gate during felling operations.  
  • Tree felling operations began on Monday 15 August, please follow all diversion/closure signage. We hope to have completed operations by October 2022. 

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Quiet woodland walks next door to Dumfries

This woodland, on the doorstep of Heathhall village and just a short drive from Dumfries, is criss-crossed by a number of informal paths that you are welcome to explore. It’s a great place to enjoy a woodland picnic, easy walks and short bike rides along its tree-lined paths.

Getting here

There are two entry points to Heathhall Forest. From the north, there is access from Tinwald Downs Road to the south of Heathhall village, where there is plenty of onstreet parking. From the south, a small car park is available just east of the roundabout where they A75 and A709 meet east of Dumfries. Take the exit for Lockerbie - the forest entrance is immediately on your left after leaving the roundabout.

You can cycle to Heathhall from Dumfries railway station on Local Cycle Route 10.

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DG1 3TB is the nearest postcode.

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Forest road surrounded by green trees

Follow overgrown railway tracks through a wild wood

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Heathhall Forest': 4.09 miles
Man on wooden viewing platform looking over pond with lillies and trees on bank behind him.

Escape from it all in a forest buzzing with nature

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Cycling
Cycling
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
All ability trails
All ability trails
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Play area
Play area
Horse riding
Horse riding
Barbeque
Barbeque
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Heathhall Forest': 4.30 miles
Mountain bikers riding in a line through forest at Ae

One of the UK's largest forests, with something for everyone

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Bike hire
Bike hire
Horse riding
Horse riding
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Heathhall Forest': 7.45 miles