Carnock and Dean Forests are two mature, mixed woodlands situated in south-west Fife, lying north and south respectively of the villages of Carnock and Gowkhall on the A907 Dunfermline to Alloa road.

Our land management plan describes how we will manage these woodlands over the ten year period between 2019 and 2029.

Read a brief summary of the plan (PDF 89KB)



  • Winter 2015/16 - Information gathering, site analysis, drawing up of outline proposals.
  • Spring/Summer 2016 - Initial Consultation on proposals.
  • Summer/Autumn 2016 - Development of the initial proposals into a detailed land management plan, incorporating feedback from the consultation process.
  • Autumn 2018 - Submission to Forestry Commission Scotland for formal approval.
  • January 2019 - Plan formally approved.

Land management plan documents

The land management plan documents and maps are available to view below.

Contact us

If you would like further information about the plan, please contact:

Scottish Lowlands Forest District
Five Sisters House
Five Sisters Business Park
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55 8PN

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Telephone: 0300 067 6700