Walking from the town centre go south on St Mary St past the museum, then turn left into St Mary’s Place and walk uphill towards the Caravan Site. Opposite the site entrance enter Woodlands Avenue and you will see a short footpath and stile leading into the wood. Alternative access can be made at the small car park just past the graveyard on the B727 Gelston Road. The car park is just off the minor road at the hairpin bend. The paths meandering though the wood are generally firm and easy going. There are a variety of circular routes which can be tackled. The trees are mainly deciduous with a mix of conifers allowing the vegetation to flourish in the springtime when the wild hyacinths are spectacular. There are several viewpoints looking north and west over the town and south to the estuary. There are seats and a picnic area.