This wood is treasured by local walkers for its tranquillity, wildlife and archaeological sites. Explore the trails here for stunning views over Cairnsmore and the coast, and watch out for roe and fallow deer, woodland birds, bats and butterflies dancing in sunny glades during the summer.
There are several trails you can follow for various abilities. You can head up towards Boreland Cairn if you stick to the path to the left. This is an ancient cairn.
Knockman Wood is just north of Newton Stewart. From Newton Stewart, cross the River Cree to Minnigaff, turning onto the minor public road signposted to ‘RSPB Wood of Cree’. After about 500 yards, slow down and look out for a small brown sign to ‘Knockman Wood’ on the right hand side near some houses.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.