13.31 ha (32.89 acres)

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Explorer 344
OS Landranger 66

Beeslack Wood is an ancient woodland most which is located in a river valley situated off the A701 trunk road on the outskirts of Penicuik Midlothian. The horseshoe-shaped site surrounds the grounds of Beeslack Community High School and Aaron House 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. There is a good diversity of ancient woodland flora under a canopy of mainly native broadleaves with an interesting fauna that can often be seen or heard including dippers along the loan burn woodpeckers nuthatches and deer. The woodland leads from Penicuik onto the Penicuik - Dalkeith cyclepath and as such is well used by local people for walking and cycling.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Spring flowers
  • Broadleaved woodland


Beeslack Wood Management Plan

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