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Gore Glen Woodland Park

Lying on the Gore Water, close to its junction with the River South Esk, the Gore Glen Woodland Park represents a regenerated industrial landscape located a half-mile (1 km) west of Gorebridge in Midlothian. The landscape was principally the result of coal-mining activity from the 19th century until the 1960s. Planted with Alder, Birch, Hazel and conifers from 1979, the 44 ha (108 acre) woodland now provides 2 miles (3 km) of waymarked paths and forms a nature refuge, with dipper, kingfisher and heron visible on the river.

The area comes under the protection of the Midlothian Ranger Service.


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