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Denlethen

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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

Pleasant community woodland on the edge of Laurencekirk

Clearings cut through the trees offering views of the surrounding countryside, in this pleasant community woodland. Keep an eye out for the old curling pond next to the picnic area on the north-east edge of the wood. You might glimpse the resident wildlife too; there are sometimes roe deer among the trees and damselflies by the pond.

There are no waymarked trails in Denlethen, but the main forest track is easy to follow and forms a circuit of about 1¾ miles. Smaller paths between the trees offer lots of options for making your own route. All the paths here are flat, but range from wide, firm track to uneven grassy paths.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are in Montrose, although there are a few cafés and shops in Laurencekirk.

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 car park at Denlethen is well hidden. As the A937 bends to the left upon leaving the southern end of Laurencekirk, turn right onto an unclassified road. After ½ mile, immediately after the road crosses the railway line, turn right onto a narrow dirt track.

Using SatNav?

AB30 1AU is the nearest postcode, although it's worth following the above directions from the town of Laurencekirk.

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Nearby forests

A woman in a yellow jacket standing on a wooden bridge over a river underneath a green broadleaf tree at Dunnottar Woods

Lively community wood in the grounds of Dunnottar House

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Denlethen': 11.15 miles
Hilltop view down upon a large forest and distant town

Quiet woodland below a general’s monument

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Denlethen': 15.44 miles
Green ferns

Three trails offering different stories of the forest

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Distance from 'Denlethen': 16.28 miles

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