Calias Muir, also known locally as ‘Kellis Woods’, is a long established woodland, which is believed to be around 120 years old. It is 34 hectares in size and is one of the bigger woodlands in Fife Council ownership. Many historical features can be found here, including the ruins of a lime kiln – a relic of nineteenth century industry – on the Eastern boundary. Calais Muir Woodland is located to the East side of Dunfermline in an area called Duloch. Access to the woodland walks is behind the duloch Library, Leisure Centre. Three waymarked nature trails have been created within the wood,the Enchanted Walk, Middle Path and Gypsy Way. Keep an eye out for sculptures of woodland creatures as you explore this special place.
The woodland is a great natural greenspace for both recreational use and offers a valuable and diverse habitat for wildlife. In recentyears the area has become even more important, with the new housing and business development in the area. This brings new pressures and challnges to this old woodland.
Calais Muir is home to birds of prey including Sparrow Hawks and Buzzards, along with a wide range of smaller birds, who both live and nest within the woods. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of a Roe Deer at dawn or dusk.
- Wildlife viewing
Sandpiper drive, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4UL