Spooky Walks

Spooky Walks

We will all have to celebrate Halloween a little differently this year. Why not take advantage of the beautiful parks and woodlands around South West Scotland and go for a spooky walk with your household? Followed by a cosy night in with a classic Horror.

Doach Wood, Dumfries & Galloway

Doach Wood is home to the tallest trees in south-west Scotland, reaching up to 40 metres high. These include the famous Douglas firs discovered in America in 1791 and later transplanted to Scotland. Find out more here

Kirroughtree Forest, Galloway

For those interested in more than just walking there are a wide range of activities to enjoy at Kirroughtree, including play areas for the kids, a variety of walking and nature trails, fishing (with permits available), star gazing and an impressive cycle route. Find out more here.

Lainshaw Woods, East Ayrshire

Well-maintained by the Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust, Lainshaw Woods combines a mixture of residential and rural routes providing some tranquillity in a town location close to Annick Water. A particularly good choice if bird-watching is your thing. Find out more here.

Eglinton Country Park, North Ayrshire

A large woodland park in Kilwinning, this another excellent park for family with a range of facilities, including play areas and a variety of different walks of varying lengths. Popular with walkers, dog-walkers and nature lovers of all ages. Find out more here.

Ayr Gorge Woodlands, South Ayrshire

This ancient Ayrshire woodland is home to a variety of animals, mostly notably bats! Perfect for a spooky walk, with towering trees and the river Ayr running through the centre of the woods. Find out more here.

Fairlie Glen, North Ayrshire

This small wooded area stretches from Fairlie to Fairlie Moor, with several impressive waterfalls in the glen. The ruins of Fairlie Castle can be seen on the route. Find out more here.