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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Nethercroy

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.

About

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. 

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

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.

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.

More about parking

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

G65 9SG is the postcode for Auchinstarry Marina.

Public transport

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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Nearby forests

Landscape view of hills and forest

Explore a Roman fort, an Iron Age stronghold and a Georgian canal

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Nethercroy': 1.10 miles
Moss on tree

A landscape rich in wildlife and history

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Nethercroy': 4.40 miles
View of open hillside

Tranquil conifer woodland on the edge of the Campsie Fells

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Distance from 'Nethercroy': 4.48 miles

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