Woodlands in West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Woodlands

17% of West Dunbartonshire is covered in Woodland, above the national average of 10%.

Our urban woodlands provide a refuge for a range of animal and plant life that would otherwise not exist within the urban expanse of West Dunbartonshire.

What is so amazing about West Dunbartonshire is how near we are to our wonderful woodlands and they are available for us to explore and tend to.

They promote the natural growth of vegetation and plants such as wildflowers and fungi, produce oxygen for us to breathe and increase the attractiveness of our communities both rural and urban. Our Woodlands allow us to;

Escape to a tranquil setting, Improve our health and to enjoy nature.

Use them as outdoor classrooms learning about nature, science and biodiversity.

Increase our appreciation for these magnificent resources.

What’s not to like about our Woodlands

The expansion of our towns and urban areas has resulted in a patchwork of fragmented habitats and this can isolate species. Woodlands and hedgerows help to keep some fragmented habitats connected so we should protect them as much as possible. How can we do this in West Dunbartonshire?



Woodlands in West Dunbartonshire

A82 Verge Woodland
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A82 Verge Woodland

A82 verge. Broadleaved woodland. A heterogeneous mixture of planted and recent natural regeneration. >> READ MORE

Alexandria Wood 1
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Alexandria Community Wood

5ha with Broadleaved woodland with links woods along A82 with Christie Park >> READ MORE

Alexandria Wood 3
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Alexandria Wood 3

Connected sections of Woodland, Black Strip and Long Strip woods connected to Bromley Muir >> READ MORE

Argyll Park
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Argyll Park

Situated North East of Christie Park, large open sports fields and a small wooded area to the West of the park. >> READ MORE

Auchentorlie Glen
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Auchentorlie Glen

Links the marginal upland habitats above with the wooded habitats of Bowling, and along the A82 and the railway line. >> READ MORE

Auchentorlie Wood
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Auchentorlie Wood

A 13Ha woodland located near Craigunnock, with a 9th Century BC fort >> READ MORE

Auchnacraig Woodland Park
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Auchnacraig Woodland Park

A small isolated woodland in the centre of the Bonhill Estate, covering a sharp and deep gorge. >> READ MORE

Barwood Hill
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Barwood Hill

Situated just East of Bellsmyre, offers some grassland and wooded areas >> READ MORE

Boturich Woodlands
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Boturich Woodlands

Situated north of Balloch, located along the bank of Loch Lomond, with aquatic and main land wildlife. >> READ MORE

Brucehill Inland Cliff
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Brucehill Inland Cliff

Bruce Lands inland cliffs have a wide range of diversity of wildlife and terrain >> READ MORE

Caldarvan Loch
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Caldarvan Loch

Situated just East of Balloch, with varied wildlife, woodland and aquatic life and vegetation. >> READ MORE

Christie Park
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Christie Park

Situated in the heart of Alexandria, with woodlands, formal gardens and a play park. >> READ MORE

Claddochside
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Claddochside

Situated North East of Alexandria, small wooded area with grassland >> READ MORE

Cochno Burn
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Cochno Burn

Situated just North West of Edinbarnet, with large grassland and small wooded area. >> READ MORE

Cordale Point
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Cordale Point

A 7.5Ha Area Located in the Renton Area surrounded by the River Leven >> READ MORE

Craigandro Wood - Renton Woodland
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Craigandro Wood - Renton Woods

Located along the A82 and rail line, is a small mature wood, without a lot of diversity. >> READ MORE

Craigandro Wood - Renton Wood 2
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Craigandro Wood - Renton Wood 2

13Ha of mature woodland, with great examples of old upland oak and mixed ashwoods. >> READ MORE

Craigarestie & Brown Hill
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Craigarestie & Brown Hill

448Ha located in Milton, adjacent to the Langcraigs, part of the Crags Circular Path >> READ MORE

Dalquhurn Point
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Dalquhurn Point

Located along the A82 and rail line, is a small mature wood, without a lot of diversity. >> READ MORE

Duntocher Burn & Wood
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Duntocher Burn & Wood

A 5Ha area of mature woodland with great examples of old oak trees >> READ MORE

Edinbarnet Woodland
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Edinbarnet Woodland

Located next to Boarding Kennels, recent woodland with a few old trees >> READ MORE

Fishers and Boat House Woods
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Fishers and Boat House Woods

Situated between the River Leven and Ross head, Small woodlands with mixed wildlife. >> READ MORE

Glenarbuck
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Glenarbuck

A Internationally important site of scientific interest for its unique permineralized fossil flora situated North east of Bowling within Kilpatrick braes. >> READ MORE

Haw Craig
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Haw Craig

Situated North West of Old Kilpartrick, with grassland hillsides and scattering of trees >> READ MORE

Inchmurrin
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Inchmurrin

Inchmurrin is the largest and most southerly of the islands in Loch Lomond and is largely wooded. It also forms part of the Highland boundary fault. >> READ MORE

Kilpatrick Braes
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Kilpatrick Braes

97ha with spectacular views over Glasgow and the River Clyde, and onto the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. >> READ MORE

Levengrove Park
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Levengrove Park

Situated in Kirktonhill between the River Leven & Clyde, large open fields with small woodland >> READ MORE

Loch Bowie
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Loch Bowie

Loch Bowie, located near Milton, wide range of wildlife and aquatic vegetation, surrounded by woodland. >> READ MORE

Lusset Glen
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Lusset Glen

A 3Ha area of mostly broadleaved woodland/plantation and scrub >> READ MORE

Mullour
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Mullour

Situated West of Alexandria, large grassland with blanket bogs >> READ MORE

Murroch Glen
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Murroch Glen

A 50Ha area with extensive woodland, and a wide variety of notable habitats. >> READ MORE

Nobleston Estate Woodland
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Nobleston Estate Woodland

A small isolated woodland in the centre of the Bonhill Estate, covering a sharp and deep gorge. >> READ MORE

Overtoun Burn
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Overtoun Burn

Situated North of Milton, woodland and grassland with a variety of wildlife >> READ MORE

Overtoun Estate
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Overtoun Estate

Situated North East of Milton , small woodland and grasslands. >> READ MORE

Pappertwell Community Woodland
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Pappertwell Community Woodland, Bonhill

A 77 hectares woodland situated North east of New Bonhill >> READ MORE

Portnellan
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Portnellan

Situated North East of Alexandria, with small wooded areas and open grasslands. >> READ MORE

Pappert Woodlands & Bonhill Quarry
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Pappert Woodlands & Bonhill Quarry

Important wildlife 7Ha. corridor linking Murroch Glen and the wider moorlands with the Vale of Leven. >> READ MORE

Poachy Glen
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Poachy Glen

A 6Ha area, small Glen or ravine of a small burn, the side of which are thickly covered with natural wood >> READ MORE

Stoneymollan Road Wood
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Stoneymollan Road Wood

A viable-sized woodland of 10Ha, many examples of old Oak trees with path connecting to the John Muir Way. >> READ MORE

Ross Priory
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Ross Priory

Situated North East of Alexandria, grasslands and woodland throughout, bordering Loch Lomond >> READ MORE

Tank Woods, Alexandria
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Tank Woods, Alexandria

A 6ha woodland, small in extent but ecologically viable, tucked in the steep valley of a small burn. >> READ MORE

Whitley Wood
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Whitley Wood

Situated North West of Old Kilpartrick, with grassland hillsides and scattering of trees >> READ MORE

Wood Fyn
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Wood Fyn

Large wooded area with large grasslands next to Fyn Loch, situated North of Bowling >> READ MORE