Wood of Cree
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
At ground level, you may see red squirrels and roe deer. There is an otter viewing platform overlooking the river, and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of local otters at play.
There are circular walks through the woods, which is extremely colourful in Spring, with carpets of bluebells. The trails go past a series of extremely attractive waterfalls, which are the real highlight of the woods apart from the bird life.
One trail is 1.25 miles long and can be extended to take in a loop through scrubland bordering the wood for another 1.25 miles. The trail can be steep in places, and good footwear and a reasonable level of fitness is a good idea.
You won't spend all day at Wood of Cree, but it makes a very nice outing and nature walk in lovely surroundings for an hour or two.
About Wood of Cree
Address: Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside - Park
Location: On a minor road north of Newton Stewart, past Old Mingaff. Signposted from Newton Stewart. On the east bank of the River Cree. Parking on the west side of the road. Cross the road to enter the woods.
Website: Wood of Cree
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Bruce's Stone, Glentrool - 4.9 miles (Countryside)
Galloway Forest Park - 5.8 miles (Countryside)
Torhouse Stone Circle - 8.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Laggangairn Standing Stones - 9.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Carsluith Castle - 12.5 miles (Castle)
Cairn Holy Chambered Cairns - 13.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Glenluce Abbey - 14.3 miles (Abbey)
Chapel Finian - 15 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Wood of Cree:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
28 Harbour Street
Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01776 702 595