Brock Wood

Brock Wood, located 3 miles south of Dunbar, is a mixed woodland. Non-native trees, which were originally planted for timber, are gradually being removed to encourage the regrowth of the native alder, ash and oak.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Spring woodland flowers
  • Breeding birds

Best time to visit?

  • Mar – Jun for flowers and birds

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers

Other information

There are small areas of open water and wet grassland that have allowed wildflowers to flourish and attracted breeding birds.

A circular path leads around this reserve.


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How to get there


From the roundabout (next to Asda) on the A1 near Dunbar, take the road to Spott. Drive through Spott and take the first turn on the right. Follow this narrow road down across a ford then up a hill past some cottages. At the top of the hill, park in the parking place on the left just before a sharp right hand bend.

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Getting onto the reserve

There are paths into the reserve from the parking place on either side of the road.

Access restrictions

It is recommended that visitors wear footwear with a good tread suitable for wet, muddy and uneven ground conditions. There is a good path network from the car parking area.

Nearest town
Dunbar (3 mi / 4.8 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map

Brock Wood


About Brock Wood

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Woodhall Dean
Thornton Glen

Local group

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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