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Wauchope West land management plan (LMP) covers the western half of Wauchope Forest.  Covering some 4191 hectares, it includes Shankend, Whitrope and Wauchope Burn forest blocks, and the old forest nursery just south of Bonchester Bridge. 

The LMP area is shown in the Location Map below.  Hyndlee, Lethem and Peel forest blocks are covered by Wauchope East LMP.

It is part of Scotland’s national forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). Forestry and Land Scotland is currently revising the Land Management Plan (LMP) for this area.  This gives us an opportunity to review management objectives, and lay out our proposals for managing the forest over the next ten years. This page will be updated with information, documents and maps as the plan develops.

Community consultation

It is important that we understand why this area is important to the local community.  Consultation with stakeholders (including the local community) is a requirement of the land management planning process, but it is also a valuable opportunity for FLS to engage with the public, talk about our work, and discover what's important to you.

A public drop-in session will be held at the William Laidlaw Memorial Hall, Bonchester Bridge, on Thursday 5th October 2023, 2:30pm to 6:30pm.  We would welcome the opportunity to chat to you, and listen to your thoughts on the plan area. 

You can also fill out the brief questionnaire below or get in touch via the email address at the bottom of the page.  The questionnaire will be available until 29th October 2023.

Let us know what you think


  • August - October 2023: Information gathering, engagement with stakeholders including the local community, and development of a new ten-year plan.
  • October 2023: Develop the new plan and further consultation as necessary.
  • November 2023: Complete draft plan.
  • December 2023: Submit to Scottish Forestry for approval. Scottish Forestry will place the plan on the Public Register for a final formal consultation period of four weeks.

Maps and documents


Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact:

John Ogilvie
Forestry and Land Scotland
South Region (East)
Weavers Court
Forest Mill

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