Nethercroy 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.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
Wildflower meadows, open woodland and a Roman frontier
Croy Hill has some of the best preserved sections of the Antonine Wall. This remarkable structure stretched 37 miles between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde and, for around 20 years, marked the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire.
However, a brush with history isn't the only reason to visit these pretty woods. Butterflies, red squirrels and great crested newts call Nethercroy home and, in summer, the meadows are full of wildflowers, including the sweetly-scented lesser white butterfly orchid.
As part of our conservation of the grasslands and Antonine wall on the site, we graze a herd of rare breed cows on the open hill between April and September of each year.
Facilities & access
Public toilets, refreshments and bike hire are available at Auchinstarry Marina. There are more places to eat, drink and shop at nearby Croy and Twechar.
Parking is available at Auchinstarry Marina which is to the east of the B802 between Croy and Kilsyth. A path winds up into the wood from the picnic area.
The wood can also be accessed from the villages of Dullatur and Croy.
G65 9SG is the postcode for Auchinstarry Marina.
Many trains running between Glasgow and Edinburgh stop at Croy. Local buses run between Croy and Auchinstarry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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