Friends of Duchess Wood

Your Local Nature Reserve


News and Events


October 2018            

Autumn Newsletter now available.

Click on FODW for the link to the Report and Accounts for 2016-17

There is now a Facebook
Site for Duchess Woods

Work Party
Details later

Other Information
Work parties in Duchess Wood..Join us! here to find out how you can get involved
Wildlife survey more...
Friends of Duchess Wood is a local, voluntary charity that aims to:
  • Safeguard and improve Duchess Wood for the local community
  • Assist in the management of Duchess Wood
  • Liaise between Argyll and Bute council and the local community
  • Disseminate information about issues concerning Duchess Wood
Read more about Friends of Duchess Wood in 'About Us'
A brief outline by the Friends of Duchess Wood about its community role
Join Friends of Duchess Wood Today!of Duchess Wood
Duchess Wood:
  • Is a local nature reserve and is the only one in Argyll and Bute.
  • Is located in Helensburgh

Maps and access points to the wood can be found on the Duchess Wood page                                    

Education and Recreation in Duchess Wood
Friends of Duchess Wood in conjunction with local schools aims to integrate the use of the woods into the schools curriculum.  The wood can be used in academic subjects and can be used for sport and extra-curricula activities. 
See the education page to download the Schools Activity Pack.
Duchess Wood is used for quiet recreation by local people. Read more about walks in and around Duchess Wood.    
Management of Duchess Wood
Argyll and Bute council is responsible for the management of Duchess Wood. 
A management plan (from 2016 to 2021) is the basis for maintaining and improving the wood in terms of biodiversity, education and recreation.  Read more...
Work parties in Duchess Wood. Friends of Duchess Wood regularly hold work parties that aim to assist in the management of the wood.  To find out more, see 'About Us'.

Natural History of Duchess Wood
Duchess Wood is a rich and diverse woodland with a variety of different plant and animal species.
The management plan of Duchess Wood aims to reduce non-native species and increase biodiversity.
Read more about the natural history of Duchess Wood and plans for developing its biodiversity.
Visitors to date:
Friends of Duchess Wood
(Charity Number SC039527)
Last updated: 09 March 2015