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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Delgaty Wood

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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.

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

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Picnic area
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!

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.

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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.

Using SatNav?

AB53 5TD is the nearest postcode for Delgatie Castle.

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Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

0300 067 6380 (option 2)
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