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Directions. Leave the site and drive down High street. At the end of High street turn left and take your first right onto the B7004. Drive for approximately 3 miles and when you come to the sign on your right for Drumroamin camp site, slow down and take your next left on to the car park. There are other entrances and parking for this Forest but this is the closest to the site.
If you don’t have access to a car, and don’t want to walk along the B7004 jump on the bus and ask the driver to let you off at the woods and if you time it right flag down the bus on the way home.
Kilsture Forest is managed by the forestry commission Scotland and is a place where you will probably bump into Deer, if you are lucky you may see a Red squirrel and if you visit at the right time of year, see carpets of Blue bells. This is a perfect place for walking the dogs, having a Bike Ride or just to have a peaceful walk.
On my visit to take the photographs at the end of April 2016, we were having a lovely walk, it was a beautiful sunny day and I stopped and listened! The sound of all the different birds and wildlife was amazing; I wish I could have recorded it.
Kilsture is one of the local dog walking areas but you will find that most of the time you will be the only ones there. It is so peaceful and picturesque and as previously mentioned the wildlife and vegetation is a pleasure to see and listen to. There are several walks available, which are outlined on the notice board in the car park.
This is one of the places we go on a regular basis. The dogs love walking through Kilsture and we tend to veer of onto the little tracks rather than staying on the main paths. So if you want a lovely walk with or without dogs and don’t want to go too far from the site, Kilsture is a must,
Depending on the time of the year you visit, please stop and listen and I am sure you will hear some amazing wildlife sounds.
Ooh and if you get the chance pay a visit! to the little building on the right, off the main path, you may like myself be a little surprised.
I have a bottle of wine for the first photograph of someone paying a visit! If I am not here, I will leave the bottle with Rusty or Darren.
Kilsture Forest. DG8 9DD
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