GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pressmennan Wood

3 miles (5 km)

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.


EH42 1TF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pressmennan Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pressmennan Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Pressmennan Wood - - 173220

Pressmennan Wood. High up on the wooded slopes, an area of larch in springtime. Pressmennan is managed by the Woodland Trust.

Pressmennan - - 28113

Pressmennan. A long artificial loch set in old oakwoods. There were plans to fell the trees in the 1980's and the place became quite famous. Now in the care of the Woodland Trust. Taken near the dam at the west end of the loch.

GPS Files

GPX File

Pressmennan Wood.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Pressmennan Wood.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)