Parks and gardens - Community Woodland, Galashiels
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Community Woodland, Galashiels
Gala Policies Community Woodland, Galashiels
Purchased by the Council in 1974, the woodland once formed part of a larger estate owned by Hugh Scott, Laird of Galashiels.
The Policies are home to both native and foreign tree species, such as ancient oaks that are thought to have formed part of the original Ettrick Forest, Norway maple, weeping ash and magnificent Giant Redwoods that grace one of the entrances to the wood. There is a network of short paths within the Policies, together with a pond and picnic area.
A wheelchair-friendly path runs from the main gates up to a magnificent viewpoint, where the south west side of the wood meets open country. Part of the Southern Upland Way footpath runs through the wood.