Enjoy a visit to Pressmennan Wood and Pressmennan Lake on this circular walk near Dunbar in East Lothian. There's over 200 acres to explore with views of the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. You can also enjoy a stroll along Pressmennan Lake, one of only three lakes in Scotland. It's a splendid place with Pressmennan considered by many to be one of the best woods in the UK.
There's a nice waymarked walking trail starting from the car park at the western end of the woods. Along the way there's lots of interesting flora to look out for including bluebells, conifers, wild garlic (ransoms) and wild raspberries. Wildlife is abundant with deer, hares, bats, otters and owls. It's great for children too with a sculpture trail where they can hunt for fairies known as Glingbobs and Tooflits.
To continue your walking in the area try the Dunbar Cliff Walk which gives fine views of the ruined Dunbar Castle and Bass Rock.
PostcodeEH42 1TF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Pressmennan Wood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Pressmennan Wood Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Pressmennan Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Pressmennan Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The woods are a great place for a dog walk with lots of nice trails to try.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles north west from the woods and you can try the Haddington to Longniddry Railway Walk. This easy 5 mile walk takes you along a dismantled railway line, running between these two East Lothian Towns.