Ladybank Woods

Peaceful pinewoods, that are just a short stroll away

There’s a whole selection of woods within walking distance of Ladybank village, which are ideal for picnics, easy strolls, cycling and horse riding. The woods are buzzing with birds and keep your eyes peeled for roe deer and red squirrels.

Choose Heatherhall or Monkstown for easy walking along wide, level paths, with car parks and information. Head for Gravelpit Wood to discover a wartime pillbox amid the heather, find peaceful bird-friendly ponds at Cairnfield Muir and springtime orchids, butterflies and beeches at South Annsmuir. Download our Ladybank map to see the different woods. You could even link up the woods and walk them all in one day.

Our Ladybank Woods map will help you explore.


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Heatherhall Wood

Wide level paths, suitable for everyone, through attractive open pine woodland with glimpses of the Lomond Hills.


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Monkstown Wood

This winding track to Loch Humphrey is ideal for walking or mountain biking – watch out for waterfalls, waterbirds and wonderful views.



These woods are managed by Forestry Commission Scotland with the enthusiastic help of Ladybank Forests Users Group. We’ve been working together to maintain the woods and paths for people and wildlife since 2002.