Tranquil conifer woodland on the edge of the Campsie Fells, ideal for exploring on foot, by bike or on horseback

Lennox Forest

Let your day go at Lennox Forest

The woodland here is criss-crossed with wide forest roads, so it’s easy to find a circuit that’s just the right length for a walk, cycle or horse ride. You can walk or ride out direct from Lennoxtown, or follow the bridleway that links the forest with nearby Torrance.

Catch glimpses between the trees of long views down to Glasgow or up to the Campsie Fells as you go. Listen out for conifer-loving crossbills fluttering in the canopy overhead and spot roe deer between the trees.

Please note, tree felling and haulage operations are scheduled to commence on Monday 4 June 2018, taking place within the forest area.  In the interest of your personal safety, please adhere to all redirections and safety signage at all times.  It is hoped this work will have concluded by the end of July, and further updates will be available via this webpage.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Life’s essentials

There are places to eat, drink and shop in Lennoxtown, and public toilets (small charge), refreshments and bike hire at nearby Clachan of Campsie.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Mountain biking in Lennox Forest

People have been exploring Lennox Forest by mountain bike for some years and there is interest in developing formal trails here. We are working with a local group called Rebound to look at opportunities for mountain biking trails and facilities in a small section of the wood. Follow progress on Rebound’s Facebook page.

Contact: Scottish Lowlands Forest District

Address: Five Sisters House, Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder

Postcode: EH55 8PN

Telephone: 0300 067 6700


How to get here

Lennox Forest lies to the west of Lennoxtown, which is on the A891 between Milton of Campsie and Strathblane in East Dunbartonshire.

From the centre of Lennoxtown village, turn onto Station Road (beside Campsie Memorial Hall) and follow this road for about 1¾ miles (3km). You will see a small parking area on your right, just before you reach the radio mast, at grid reference NS 605 767.

Using SatNav?

G66 7NP is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses between Glasgow and Lennoxtown. Find details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

Head for nearby Campsie Glen for a stroll and a picnic beside the lovely wooded burn or a more strenuous expedition into the hills for a taste of wilderness.

It’s also not far to Carron Valley, where you’ll find scenic family-friendly routes beside the reservoir that are ideal for a walk or cycle ride. If you’re feeling more energetic, there are some exhilarating mountain bike trails in the woods here too.

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