Accessing the woods
The woods in VisitWoods are open to visitors most of the time, however there may be times when they are closed. When this happens at short notice, VisitWoods may not have been updated. Therefore please take notice of any signs present at the wood.
Lots of advice to help you get the most from your visit and protect woods for the future. When you're out in our woods please help protect our trees and plants from pests and diseases by following these simple guidlines.
Scotland's Outdoor Access Code
If you're visiting woods in Scotland this website will help you plan your trip.
Some woods have specific opening and closing times. Where possible check the landowner's website for information on opening times.
Landowners close woods or areas of woods if there is any danger. This may be because there is shooting, tree felling or any other risk to public safety. In autumn some areas may be closed off due to deer rutting. Please obey any signs warning of closed areas and do not enter fenced off areas.
Rights to roam
Some of the woods in VisitWoods may only allow access on public footpaths and not in the rest of the woods. Look out for signs on site. If in doubt, stick to the path.
By their very nature woods have different levels of access. Some have well surfaced paths, others have a more rough and natural terrain. Some are flat with way-marked paths, others have steep hills and with informal tracks. VisitWoods aims to information on the accessibility of local woods more widely available and urges volunteers and visitors to share your comments about access.With the help of volunteers and access partners DisabledGo and Fieldfare Trust. Please your local wood and any provisions for people with a range of abilities.