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.
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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