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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.

Foggieton

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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.

Countesswells' smaller and quieter neighbour

Foggieton is a place to look for forest berries and listen to chattering birds. Its Doric name means ‘mossy farm’ and old farm walls still stand amongst the trees.

It offers a peaceful alternative to the more popular Countesswells wood round the corner.

Guide map to Forests of Aberdeenshire (PDF 4.1MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Warblers' Trail

Watch for warblers flitting among the young trees on this short winding trail.

Firm, largely smooth gravel surface throughout. Generally flat with some short moderate ramps. Some patches may be slightly muddy.

Moderate trail grade icon
½ miles / 0.8 km

Allow
¼ hour

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A storm blew down this area of the wood many years ago. Now it has been replanted with a variety of native trees, but they still have a lot of growing to do. Silver birch trees, with their long slender trunks and pale bark, are also regenerating naturally. They love the light and want to get closer to the sky.

Walking

Ladyhill Trail

Wander through the magnificent mature beech wood and look for blackberries and raspberries in the summer and autumn.

Firm but uneven gravel surface throughout, with some short muddy patches. Long moderate slopes.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ¼ miles / 2.0 km

Allow
¾ hour

More information

The beech trees which tower over the car park are over 150 years old. They were planted on this farmland around the same time as Aberdeen University was founded and slavery was abolished in America. Imagine how small they must have been then!

Facilities & access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)

There are 24-hour accessible public toilets at the Library in Cults and plenty of places to eat in Cults and Bieldside.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £1.50 for up to 3 hours
  • £2 for all day
  • £8 for minibus and coach all day

Annual passes are also available. Please contact us for more information.

  • £50 for cars
  • £120 for mini-bus/coach

Getting here

The car park for Foggieton is on Baillieswells Road, 1 ¼ miles north of Bieldside. From the North Deeside Road (A93), follow the turning signposted for 'Blacktop'.

From the north end, take the turning signposted for 'Bieldside' from Countesswells Road. Foggieton is ¼ mile down this road.

Using SatNav?

AB15 9BS is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6380 (option 2)
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