Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest.
Update 3 August 2022: the main forest road has now been cleared and is open for use. Informal routes may still have wind blown trees so please take care and exercise caution on these trails.
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.
The nearest public toilets are in Montrose, although there are a few cafés and shops in Laurencekirk.
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.
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.
AB30 1AU is the nearest postcode, although it's worth following the above directions from the town of Laurencekirk.
Lively community wood in the grounds of Dunnottar House
Classic Deeside scenery of pine, heather and blaeberry