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South Park Wood

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Location

Nearest town: Peebles

Terrain description

South Park Wood is on the south side of the River Tweed. The map covers two wooded hills and neighbouring fields, and also land on the north side of the river, including Hay Lodge Park. The woods have a variety of trees including larch, Scots pine, Norway spruce, Douglas fir, birch and some sycamore, beech and oak. Interesting features include a disused railway line (the Peebles branch line of the Caledonian Railway), the Neidpath Viaduct and tunnel, as well as Neidpath Castle, dating back to the 14th Century, on the north bank of the river.

  

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South Park Wood - path on south bank of the River Tweed, Jim Barton

South Park Wood - path on south bank of the River Tweed

South Park Wood - the western portal of the Neidpath Tunnel, Jim Barton

South Park Wood - the western portal of the Neidpath Tunnel

Southern edge of South Park Wood, above the River Tweed, Jim Barton

Southern edge of South Park Wood, above the River Tweed

South Park Wood - gate at SE side, Jim Barton

South Park Wood - gate at SE side

South Park Wood - minor road at south side, Jim Barton

South Park Wood - minor road at south side

South Park Wood - path through the southern wood, Jim Barton

South Park Wood - path through the southern wood