Penninghame Forest

A substantial section of the Galloway Forest in NW Dumfries and Galloway, the Penninghame Forest lies 4 miles (6.5 km) northwest of Newton Stewart. Extending to 3600 ha (8900 acres), the forest was established on open moorland around the Glenrazie Wood after the Forestry Commission bought the Penninghame Estate in the 1950s. The Glenrazie Wood was felled shorty thereafter and the entirety now comprises plantation forest mostly of Sitka spruce, with more localised Norway spruce, Scots pine, Japanese larch and grand fir. Much of the original 1950's forest stands have been cut and replanted since 2000. Penninghame is now managed by Forestry and Land Scotland.

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