Skip to main content

We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland's forests. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Heathhall Forest

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

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 (which also has signs for 'Pine Golf Centre') is immediately on your left after leaving the roundabout.

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

Using SatNav?

DG1 3TB is the nearest postcode.

Get directions

Nearby forests

Forest road surrounded by green trees

Follow overgrown railway tracks through a wild wood

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
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

Get in touch

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

Phone
0300 067 6900 (option 1)
More contact information

Share your experience

Our website uses cookies.
We use cookies that are essential for the site to work. We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve our website. Any data collected is anonymised. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about cookies and the options available.