Vandals endanger life in Durris’ Warren Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland is advising Durris residents to avoid nearby Warren Woods for the time being and visit other forests instead.

The informal trail through Warren Woods has been closed for some time due to extensive storm damage. 

This has resulted in some trees being partially blown over and which, being caught on other trees, could potentially be dislodged and could come down without any warning.

Local foresters are looking to raise awareness of the issues at the site because vandals have, on several occasions, removed and discarded warning signage.

Neil Taylor, for the FES team in the area, said;

“Taking down these windblown trees will require the use of some heavy machinery – and unfortunately the soonest we can get anyone in to clear them will be in September.

“We appreciate that the lengthy closure is frustrating but safety is our first concern so we would therefor urge the public to avoid Warren Wood for the moment and to visit another local woodland instead.”

Anyone who has any information about the removal of signage can speak to FES staff in confidence on 0300 067 6200 or call Police Scotland on 101.


Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.