Finglandrigg Woods

Finglandrigg Wood is a National Nature Reserve (NNR) managed by Natural England. It is one of the largest areas of semi-natural woodland on the Solway Plain and includes woodland, lowland peat bog, heathland and rough pasture: all of which provide habitat vital to an wide array of plants and animals. 

The woodland is primarily managed for the red squirrel, keeping their food source of Scots pine, Birch and Rowan healthy. However many other species of wildlife can be seen across the site throughout the year. 

Route Description

General information in relation to this route is outlined below and within the downloadable description. This will help users make an informed choice as to whether they feel it is within their physical capabilities (please click on the link below to view a download description and map of the route).

Distance: 2km (1.25 miles)

Time to walk: 1 hour (approx)

Terrain: Mostly level on compacted crushed stone surface with short sections of fine gravel and boardwalk. 

Start Point: Small lay-by/car park on the B5307 between Kirkbampton and Kirkbride. Approx 7.5 miles to the east of Carlisle. Cycle racks are available (OS Grid Ref: NY 272 570). 

Public Transport: The site is served by bus route 71 (limited service). It is not a low floor vehicle. 

Ordnance Survey Map: 314

Refreshments: Pub House and Post Office can be found nearby in Kirkbride, 5.6km (3.5 miles) away by road 

Public Conveniences: Disabled toilets available at Watchtree Nature Reserve, Great Orton, 5.6km (3.5 miles) away by road. Watchtree also has disabled access, including cycling - 

Tourist Information: Carlisle Tourist Information Centre - 01228 625600 

Finglandrigg Woods Route Leaflet (PDF 632kb)