Walk: Brock Wood birdspotting

East Lothian | Spott | Short walk | ★★★

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For rich birdlife and a forest banquet, look no further than Brock Wood. This area of mixed woodland not far from Dunbar is a quiet nature reserve home to otters, wrens, warblers and nuthatches among other species, with hillsides clothed in wild garlic (late spring / early summer) and berries (late summer), delivering a feast for all the senses. Our circuit here follows the straightforward (though muddy) circuit marked out by The Scottish Wildlife Trust, exploring most of the reserve.

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Location & info

📌 Walk: Brock Wood birdspotting ★★★
Start / finish at minor road corner, 1 mi west of Spott, G.R.: NT 661748 ///licks.deals.chip
🚌 Infrequent bus to Spott (0.5 mi from east end of route) | 🚗 Small layby

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 30 m | ⌚ Short
Features: Brock Wood Nature Reserve
Easy | Woodland paths, often narrow and muddy in places.

Route: Layby - path west to Brock Burn - Spott ford by burnside path - return by upper path. Reserve map here.

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On our visit

Wildlife: Dippers, nuthatches, lots of woodpigeons, tits, screeching birds of prey, possibly a jay. Ripe raspberries, blackberries, elderberries.
Weather: 15°C or so, brightening up after a heavy shower.

Chronological photo guide

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