Stenhouse Wood

Stenhouse Wood is an ancient deciduous woodland of ash, wych elm and oak lining the side of Shinnel Glen. The ground flora includes mosses, lichens and wildflowers. The unusual white flowers of toothwort, which grows on the roots of hazel and elm, are visible in spring.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Ancient and secluded woodland
  • Great breeding birds
  • Beautiful views

Best time to visit?

  • May to Sep for woodland wildflowers
  • All year for red squirrels

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • wildflowers
  • scenery
  • uplands

Other information

Red squirrels, pied flycatchers and woodpeckers may also be spotted.

A steep path, slippery in places, goes around the reserve.


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How to get there


The reserve is in Shinnel Glen, 1 mile west of Tynron, in North Dumfriesshire. Park on the grass by the reserve sign, or in the long layby beside the road.

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Getting onto the reserve
Access restrictions

An unsurfaced path is maintained through the reserve which is steep and uneven in places.

Nearest town
Thornhill (6 mi / 9.7 km)
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Landranger map


About Stenhouse Wood

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