COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
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.
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.
Allow ¼ hour
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.
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.
Allow ¾ hour
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
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
Season passes are also available. Please contact us for more information.
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.
AB15 9BS is the nearest postcode.
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