Miltonrigg Woods near Brampton

Miltonrigg Woods just off the A69 near Brampton, is complex and diverse, stretching across some 154 acres with semi-mature oak, ash, beech and occasional chestnut trees. Popular with visitors, it provides a habitat for red squirrel and roe deer, kestrel, sparrow hawk and tawny owl as well as great spotted woodpecker, redstart and coal tit.

The site contains some gradients up to 1:8 as you leave and return to the car park. Once these have been overcome a crushed stone surface provides a pleasant circular route through the woodland which changes in appearance through the seasons.

The woodland site is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust (Head Office tel: 01476 581135, e-mail:


Route Description

General information in relation to this route is outlined below and within the downloadable description. This will help users make an informed choice as to whether they feel it is within their physical capabilities (please click on the link below to view a download description and map of the route).

Distance: 1.5km (1 mile) circular

Time to Walk: 2 hours (approximate) including restpoints

Terrain: Crushed stone surface, some steep gradients

Start Point: The car park is reached via the A69 east of Brampton (Grid reference - NY664618, Post Code - CA8 2QT)

Public Transport: Miltonrigg Woods is served by the Stagecoach / Arriva 685 bus service (not a low floor vehicle) check getting around section for further details

Ordnance Survey Map: 315

Refreshments: Available nearby in Brampton

Public Conveniences: Public toilets (inc RADAR key) are located at Talkin Tarn (6.5km away by road)

Tourist Information: Brampton (01697 73433)



Miltonrigg Woods Route Leaflet (PDF 563kb)