- Circular woodland path
- 2km/1.5 miles
- Allow 1 hour
- Stone path
- Stout shoes recommended
Rounall Wood is a quiet haven on the outskirts of Dalbeattie with a network of paths giving opportunities for a quiet stroll, a picnic or a place for children to explore.
START from the centre of Dalbeattie, travel up Station Road and turn right into Albert Street. Follow the road straight ahead and you will come to the car park and start of the Rounall Wood paths. For the gentlest uphill gradients, follow the paths in a clockwise direction. The route is well surfaced and picnic sites are provided along the way.
Look out for woodland creatures such as roe deer which often graze amongst the trees. Overhead you may hear the distinctive ‘mewing’ of buzzards as they soar on thermal air currents on warm days.
An early morning visit to Rounall Wood in springtime will reward you with a dawn chorus of woodland birds and you may be lucky enough to see a red squirrel.
In the evening, look out for badgers foraging for worms or beetles in the undergrowth. Bats too can be seen at dusk swooping around the tree tops catching small insects.
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