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Torrs Warren

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Torrs Warren 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.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

A dramatic coastal forest

This forest fringes Luce Bay, a sweep of shore where bombers practised during World War 2. Part of the bay is still a firing range, but there’s a peaceful path through the trees to the wonderfully-named Ringdoo Point. The route is not waymarked, but the main forest track is easy to follow.

The dunes, sandbanks and sea bed in the bay are a wild place, rich in wildlife and protected as a Special Area of Conservation. Bring your binoculars to watch for seabirds, especially in autumn and winter. Read the leaflet to find out more.

Getting here

From the A75 between Castle Kennedy and Glenluce, take the B7084 towards Portpatrick. Torrs Warren is just off this minor road, at grid reference NX 141 563.

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Nearest postcode: DG9 9ES

Public transport

Check Traveline Scotland for details of bus services.

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