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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.


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Denlethen Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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 & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

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

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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0300 067 6380 (option 2)
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