Templeton Woods visitor centre has been open since 1980, providing a welcome to the visitors who come to walk, cycle, run, orienteer and horse ride on the many tracks and trails through the woodland.
The woods were initially planted in the 1800s by David Taylor, the head forester to the 1st Earl of Camperdown.
The woods originally covered more than twice the area they do today; they stretched east across Downfield Golf Course and Ardler, to what is now MacApline Road.
These days, Templeton covers over 150 acres (a football pitch is roughly 2 acres) and is used by a wide range of people and organisations throughout the city for recreation, volunteering opportunities, training for employment and nature conservation. It is a working woodland managed by the Forestry Section.
A range of fun family events take place during the year including "Red Alert!", a chance to find out about red squirrels, "Naturally Artistic" forest craft days as well as "Fungal Forays" and "Hallowe'en Howling" in the autumn.
Download the Templeton Woods leaflet (1.3MB PDF)