Erraid Wood

Erraid Wood is situated on the north east edge of the Pentland Hills, and offers stunning views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. Mature broadleaved woodland covering the steep slopes attracts woodland birds, such as spotted flycatcher and treecreeper.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Woodland birds
  • Woodland flowers
  • Fantastic views

Best time to visit?

  • Apr to Jul for woodland birds
  • Woodland plants

Visit for:

  • woodlands
  • scenery

Other information

There are circular paths around the woodland.


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How to get there


Head south out of Edinburgh on the A702, across the roundabouts which take you over the city bypass. Where the road forks, take the right hand road to Biggar (the A702). About 0.5 miles along this road, take a right turn near Erraid House. Immediately after the turning there is a small car parking area on the left for about three cars.

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Getting onto the reserve

From the car park, head up the hill (west) towards the reserve entrance.

Access restrictions
Nearest town
Edinburgh (6 mi / 9.7 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


About Erraid Wood

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Roslin Glen
Johnston Terrace Garden
Milkhall Pond

Local group

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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