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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Howwood

Where we are

Enjoy views of the Kilpatrick Hills and Ben Lomond

¾ mile of wide, uneven gravel paths lead up a steep hill through ancient woodland and grassland. The best panorama in the area awaits, with views over the Kilpatrick Hills and Ben Lomond.

Facilities & access

There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Howwood and Lochwinnoch.

Getting here

Access to the wood is through the gate near the junction of Hill Road, Hillfoot Drive and Carsewood Avenue in Howwood.

From the east end of Main Street in Howwood, take the right fork onto Midton Road, then the first right onto Bowfield Road (the B776, signposted for Caldwell). From Bowfield Road, take the first left onto Hill Road. There is plenty of on-street parking in the area.

Using SatNav?

PA9 1BU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The forest is less than ¼ mile from the centre of Howwood, which has a train station and a good bus service. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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