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Duchess Woods in the Paper

Carolyn with her guide dog Pixie and and Rhona with her assistance dog Clara who said they now feel confident walking in the Wood. 

Local resident Andy Russell on his mobility scooter who said the newly resurfaced path has enabled him to visit the Wood again which he couldn’t do otherwise.

Helensburgh group hoping to retain woodland’s Local Nature Reserve status

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Extract from the Herald 26th Dec

Dust off the Christmas cobwebs ( One of ten Walks in Scotland to walk off Christmas)

Duchess Wood, Helensburgh

Just a short walk from the centre of Helensburgh lies the Duchess Wood. It is large enough to feel like you have escaped civilisation, but short enough that you can loop around it in less than an hour. Dogs will love running around and exploring the forest, while kids can enjoy spotting squirrels and birds between the trees.’



We encourage all uses to make use of the wood in a responsible manner being cognizant and sympathetic of other users.

Future of Local Nature Reserve Status for Duchess Woods