Door Open Day - Cambusbarron Community Development Trust
Picture of trees from Cambusbarron Community Trust

Cambusbarron Community Development Trust

Outside event – pre-booking required

Polmaise Castle was built by the Architect William Burn in 1863 and demolished 14th July 1966. Although not a designated historic garden and designed landscape, the castle’s gardens were laid out and retain any remnants of it’s past.

In 2019 Cambusbarron Community Development Trust purchased 64 hectares of Polmaise Wood, on the north-east side of Gillies Hill. This will allow the community to have an active role in protecting, managing, and developing the Hill.

During Doors Open Days we will be offering guided tours of areas that are now managed by the community, including the ruins of Polmaise Castle, the walled garden, and the Dark Wids. Come along and hear from our volunteers about the history of the area and the work they are doing in the woods. We will also provide maps so that you can explore a wider area of the woodland by yourself at the end of the tour, if you wish.

Booking is essential. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance, to book your place/s please use this link

We expect tours to last around 90 minutes, including walking between sites. We will be following clear paths but these may be rough underfoot, with tree roots and mud. You will need to be able to walk about 1.5 miles, with breaks. Dogs welcome on lead.

Please meet at the Gillies Hill entrance to the woods, which is about halfway up Gillies Hill, FK7 9PG.  /// tapes.plots.riots. 

Hot drinks and home baking are available.

Parking is at Cambusbarron Primary School, Old Drove Road, Cambusbarron FK7 9PE  ///armed.fills.slowly or Cambusbarron Community Centre, St Ninians Road, Cambusbarron FK7 9NU ///refers.metro.budget about a 
5 minute walk to the start and will be signposted.

On Sunday 19th only, parking will also be available at Cambusbarron Bowling Club, St Ninians Road, Cambusbarron FK7 9NZ  ///fingernails.riots.timing

Limited disabled access due to undulating ground. CCDT may be able to offer limited disabled access to the walled garden and/or castle ruins, please email


Starts Duration Location Contact
Saturday 18 September 2021 a 12:00 am 1 day Gillies Hill
Sunday 19 September 2021 a 12:00 am 1 day Gillies Hill