Beeslack Wood

  • A Woodland Trust wood
  • Penicuik
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Features & activities

  • Ancient trees on site
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour
  • Autumn colour
  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Free car parking less than 500m away

Beeslack Wood is situated within the town of Penicuik, Mid Lothian, off the A701 trunk road. The horseshoe-shaped site surrounds the grounds of Beeslack Community High School and Aaron House, a residential care home. Much of the woodland lies on the valley sides of the River North Esk, which forms the eastern boundary of the site, and of its tributary, the Loan Burn, which runs through the southern arm of the wood.

Beeslack is a valley woodland of mature broadleaved woodland. Pipistrelle bats, dippers, roe deer and woodpeckers have been sighted and nuthatches are often seen or heard within the tree canopy.

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