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We are working hard to make our forests safe again after recent storms. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Foggieton

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Foggieton Forest Notice

We strongly advise that visitors stay away from all forests for now. Many forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by strong winds over the weekend, resulting in fallen trees blocking roads and trails. In the event of a safety incident, emergency services would be unable to reach many areas. We are working hard to clear obstructions and hope to welcome you back soon.

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About

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.

Foggieton route card (PDF)

Walking trails (2)

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

More information

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 and access

Walking
Walking
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 information

The charges to park at Foggieton are:

Payment options: Coin only

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

Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our local forest list without the £ symbol. 

Annual parking pass available:

Blue badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.

More parking info

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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Nearby forests

Wide woodland path through moody, dark conifer woodland at Countesswells Forest. A beech tree trunk dominates to the right of the picture.

Rightly popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists alike

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Foggieton': 0.39 miles
Light streaming through a mixed woodland with ferns, Tyrebagger, Aberdeenshire and Moray District,

Family-friendly trails through towering trees

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Distance from 'Foggieton': 4.57 miles
Tall green trees on a hillside with view beyond to mixed fields and hills under blue sky.

Walk, run or cycle to the Tappie Tower

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Foggieton': 4.68 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6380 (option 2)
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