Community woodland, and popular place for dog walkers– trails can be muddy. Longer trails go into Ladymuir Plantation and on to the rough and often boggy access route to Windy Hill and Muirshiel Visitor Centre and Country Park.
Look out for wildlife such as roe deer, black and red grouse.
Please note the car park at Locherwood is very small if it is busy please come back another time and do not park over the access road into the wood or in the single track road leading to Ladymuir House. Access is required at all times by residents.
Locherwood Trail – 2km
Green posts mark the route of this 2km circular walk. Most of the walk is on unsurfaced and grassy paths, it can get a little bit muddy in places especially after heavy rainfall. Most of the trees around this route are still young so the woodland still feels very open and gives you good views of the surrounding
Walking the Locherwood trail you will notice that there are areas where trees have not been planted, these open spaces are important for wild flowers. If you visit Locherwood during June or July you may see butterfly orchids or spignel in bloom, both these plants are locally uncommon and are included in the Local Biodiversity Action Plan.
Ladymuir Trail – 7km
Blue posts mark the route of the 7km circular walk. This walk starts and finishes in Locherwood and takes you through the commercial conifer plantation of Ladymuir.
The route follows the rides, wide linear open spaces through woodland, and the forest road. The ground can be rough and uneven in places and parts of the trail can be very boggy, so walking boots are recommended for this route.
Link route to Muirshiel
This is a moorland walk with no set route or waymarkers to Windy Hill or Muirshiel.
Take care over the uneven ground, walking boots are best for this walk, and as with all hill walks it’s recommended you take a OS map and compass.