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Coynachie

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

Wildlife-rich woodland near Huntly

Coynachie is a wonderful place for wildlife: red and roe deer trot through the trees, lizards bask in the sun and owls hunt in the night sky.

This is a place to come back to again and again, and see how the trees grow and the landscape changes.

Walking trails (2)

Walking

Flooers o'the Wids Trail

A short circuit of the wildflower meadow that is a carpet of colour in the spring. Look for foxgloves, wood anemones and red campion.

Uneven grassy surface. Long moderate slopes with some short steeper sections.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ¾ miles / 2.8 km

Allow
1 hour

More information

This trail is a shorter version of the Drumfergue trail.

Walking

Drumfergue Trail

Climb steadily through the meadows onto The Crum for some open views across the hills.

Uneven grassy surface. Long moderate slopes with some short steeper sections.

Moderate trail grade icon
2 ½ miles / 3.9 km

Allow
1½ hours

Activities

The wider area has lots of space for long cross-country horse and bike rides. Take a map, and some food and water: it’s remote country. If you’re looking for some spectacular riding on purpose-built mountain bike trails, try Pitfichie.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are places to eat in nearby Huntly. The nearest public toilets are in the village of Rhynie.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

Getting here

From Huntly, take the A97 road towards Rhynie. After about 2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km, cross a small bridge and take the second turning on your right, signposted for Coynachie. Follow the single track road for about 1 ¾ miles / 3km to the car park on your right. The car park is at grid reference NJ 491 344

Using SatNav?

Nearest postcode: AB54 4SD

Public transport

The nearest bus stop is about 2 miles / 3.2 km away on the A97 between Huntly and Rhynie. You’ll find public transport details at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Snowy trees atThe Bin forest

Big impressive trees and Deveron valley views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Coynachie': 4.62 miles
Person cross country skiing among snowy pines

Cross-country ski-ing on the edge of Aberdeenshire

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (cross-country)
Distance from 'Coynachie': 5.66 miles
Mountain biker riding through open forest

A favourite start point for those climbing Oxen Craig

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Mountain access
Mountain access
Barbeque
Barbeque
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Coynachie': 8.93 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6380 (option 2)
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