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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Delgaty Wood

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COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Latest forest information

  • Tree thinning operations will be taking place in Delgaty Wood between 16th November 2020 and 31st March 2021. Rolling closures and diversions will be in place as the work progresses. Please follow all on site signage and do not enter prohibited areas.

Mossy-floored woodland overlooked by Delgatie Castle

Catch a glimpse of Delgatie Castle and its loch through the trees of this pleasant woodland. The trails are great for gentle cycling as well as walking.

Walking trails


Fishery Trail

Climb up into the varied forest past the old ice house and return via the loch with views of Delgatie Castle.

Firm but uneven gravel surface. Includes some fairly steep slopes and a short flight of steps. Parts may be muddy or wet after rain.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ¼ miles / 2.1 km

¾ hour

More information

This trail starts at the car park by Delgatie Castle on the north side of the wood.


Song Birds Trail

Enjoy the peace and quiet of this mossy-floored larch and pine forest.

Firm but uneven gravel surface. Fairly steep slopes. Occasionally muddy parts.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ¾ miles / 2.8 km

1 hour

More information

Birds chatter, pigeons coo and squirrels scamper in the trees above the trail. The forest floor is alive too: watch for beetles busy in the moss. This trail starts at the small car park on the south side of the wood.

Facilities & access

Picnic area

The nearest public toilets, shops and places to eat are in Turriff. If you fancy treating yourself, Delgatie Castle is well known for its traditional afternoon teas!

Getting here

The woodland shares a car park with Delgatie Castle, which is well signposted from the A947 north of Turriff and the B9170 just west of Cuminestown.

There is also a smaller car park at the south end of the wood, 2 miles along Balmellie Road from the centre of Turriff.

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AB53 5TD is the nearest postcode for Delgatie Castle.

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