Drumpellier Country Park
A park with an ancient history
Drumpellier Country Park has two large natural lochs which attract a huge variety of wildlife and natural flora. The visitor centre is open all year round and the park now has a newly developed play area based on an iron age dwelling, Crannog.
Flint tools and evidence of a crannog (an iron age dwelling on the loch held up on stilts) were discovered here. During the medieval period, Drumpellier was the farming grange of the Monks of Newbattle Abbey. This has inspired the spectacular iron-age crannog, the centrepiece of the new play facility at the park. The 6.5m high wooden play structure is based on a traditional dwelling house, which would have been constructed on stilts over water. The play area, however, will remain firmly on dry land!
With boats for hire and access to the Monkland canal to the south, this park has plenty to offer.
Activities include nature trails, orienteering and a full programme of ranger walks as well as various seasonal activities including boating and canoeing, making Drumpellier Park a great place for outdoor pursuits.
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Tel: 01236 422257
Location: Townhead Rd ML5 1RX