Finding your way around Wood of Cree - The RSPB your way around Wood of Cree ... This two-mile walk will take you to the upper moor of Barclye. ... you return into

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  • WOOD OF CREEWOOD OF CREE

    MOOR OF BARCLYE

    To Newton Stewart

    A714

    To Glen Trool

    M

    en Trool

    Finding your way aroundWood of Cree

    Woodland trail A one-mile circular trail around the ancient oak woodland thattakes you past waterfalls and tumbling streams. Listen andlook out for pied flycatchers, redstarts, dippers, nuthatchesand woodpeckers. Allow one hour.

    The Wood of Cree ishome to the rareLeislers bat.

    Water

    Woodland

    Grassland

    Viewpoint

    Parking

    Wait patiently for achance to seeotters at dawnand dusk fromour raised otter

    platform.There are over 150,000oak trees in the ancientwoodland count themfor yourself!

    THETRAILS

    Mill Hill trail This walk is just under one mileencompassing two main habitat types woodland and woodland pasture. Allowone hour.

    Knockman Wood trail This two-mile walk will take you to the uppermoor of Barclye. Allow two hours. You canextend it by four miles through KnockmanWood and back along the road to RSPBBarclye, allowing an extra four hours.

    Scrubland trail This is an extension of the Woodland trail and will add anothermile to your walk, through developing scrubland perfect forwarblers, bats, butterflies and wild flowers. Allow two hours.

    Woodland Pasture trail At just under three miles, this walk offersgreat views through woodland pasture takingin Drumwhirn Cairn. Allow an hour and a half.

    Some areas have livestock. During thebird breeding season (MarchJune) andfor your safety, please keep dogs on ashort lead to protect ground-nestingbirds and to prevent livestock frombeing scared. We advise wearing stoutfootwear with ankle support. The onlytrail suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairsis the path to the otter platform.

    BARCLYE TRAILS

    WOODLAND TRAILS

    Relax nextto the soothingsounds of the

    Grey Mares Tailwaterfall on

    the Woodland trail.

    Look forrolled up hazel

    leaves along theScrubland trail

    made byleaf rollerbeetles.

    Enjoy the viewsfrom the

    Scrubland trailtowards

    Wigtown.

    Look for dor beetles asyou return into

    the wood on theScrubland Trail

    theyre shiny,black and

    oval.

    Look out forpurple

    hairstreakbutterflies overthe oak canopy

    at theviewpoint.

    Sit on ourcircular mill

    wheel seat andtake in thepanoramic

    views from theMill Hill trail.

    Take theKnockman

    Wood trail to theupper moor ofBarclye listenout for curlews

    and black grouse.

    Stand in the shadows of our ancestors

    as the WoodlandPasture trail takes

    you pastDrumwhirn

    Cairn.

    Listen toparachuting treepipits overhead

    and watchcuckoos chase

    each other.

    Walk amongstbutterflies and

    day flyingmoths.