About Forest of Ae
Please note the main cafe at Ae is now open for business.
The name Ae can be found in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest place name in Britain.
The forest, however is one of the largest in Britain, at over 10,000 hectares.
Large quantities of timber are harvested every year for use in our everyday lives, from paper to house building. As a sustainable grower, Forestry Commission Scotland also plants new trees to supply future generations.
How to get there:
Forest of Ae is part of Forests of the Southern Uplands. Ae, Dumfries, Moffat, and Thornhill are the nearest towns or villages.
Follow the A701 from Dumfries or Moffat. Turn just south of Parkgate, at the signpost for Forest of Ae, and follow this road for two miles. At the crossroads in Ae Village, turn right and follow signs for the cycle car park.
Alternately, keep straight on for another half a mile and take the signposted turning for 'Ae Valley car park' where all the forest walks start.
OS Grid Reference: NX9892
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Naze Car Park
Ae Valley Car Park