Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore a Roman fort, an Iron Age stronghold and a Georgian canal
A landscape rich in wildlife and history