Explore the Park
From formal designed landscapes of parkland lime trees and ornamental pines, through native woodland dwarfed by great oaks to open farm land surrounded by grazing horses and buzzing hedgerows, the trails around the park let you experience the different landscapes and habitats that make Dean Castle Country Park nature positive. The path network involves a few strenuous climbs and some steps. The trails can be walked in their entirety or in bite sized sections to suit. Call in at the Visitor Centre for a trail map and advice on the best route to take or download the park map below.
As you walk the trails, you will see some of the work taking place around to make the landscape even better for visitors and wildlife. Whether planting wildflower meadows, planting new woodlands and hedgerows or creating new ponds we are working hard to make our Park even better! If you’re passing by and see us at work, please don’t hesitate to ask us about what we’re doing. We will be more than happy to tell you all about it!
Why not try our orienteering course?
Download the map below or pop into the Visitor Centre and collect one from the reception desk. The circular orienteering course is 1.4km long and starts and ends from the main car park. Find 14 numbered ‘controls’. These are orange/white panels fixed to posts or other permanent fixtures, which each show a two letter code which you should note down, to work out which native animal/bird/flower they stand for. If some of these letter combinations leave you stumped, head for the notice board situated just across from the Kiosk at the Rural Life Centre (near control number 12 on your map). The board contains a list of all the correct answers.
Please remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code when you are visiting the Country Park or any other walks and trails in Scotland