Jock's wood is a 14 acre woodland planted about 23 years ago. It is named after Jock Smith who used to be the gardener at Kirkennan and who still lives on the Estate. It is predominately oak, but has a mix of other trees. It is a wonderful spot to walk dogs for those staying at Kirkennan (you can let them off the lead here), for children to play, to spot wildlife, pick blackberries and to have a picnic. It features:
- a woodland glad with picnic table
- a hut with balcony overlooking the Urr river - a great place to watch for water birds and otters
- a bench overlooking the Urr
- a photography hide with bird and red squirrel feeders. Unlike most photography hides here you are welcome to experiment with the set up to get the exact shot you would like.
Jock's wood has mown grass paths through the woodland which can be muddy if we have had a lot of rain. We do not advertise it as wheelchair accessible, but during dry periods some guests have successfully accessed part of the wood using mobility scooters.