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Every city needs to breathe and Aberdeen is lucky to have four great forests right on its doorstep.

Two joggers on a forest path

There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for a quiet green place for a run among the trees, somewhere for children to play or some exciting mountain biking.

Forests to visit

Countesswells

Once part of a grand estate, tall conifers tower over the paths at Countesswells.

Countesswells

 

Foggieton

You can gaze up at beech trees over 150 years old, or watch new trees as they grow.

Foggieton

 

Kirkhill

Enjoy the views from a Victorian folly or practise your bike skills in the fun park.

Kirkhill

 

Tyrebagger

A mature forest with a trail that’s ideal for young children in buggies, toddlers and kids learning to cycle.

Tyrebagger

 

Explore Aberdeenshire

Beyond the city limits, nestling in the sheltered rain shadow of the mighty Grampian Mountains, the forests of Aberdeenshire have their own special character!

Some are in big forest landscapes, with wide open moorland and powerful skies. Others are close to towns, easy to get to for a brisk walk or a pounding forest run.

Bennachie

Four forests surround the hill of Bennachie, one of Aberdeenshire’s best-loved landmarks.

Bennachie

 

The Bin

Named for the hill at its heart, The Bin contains many of Aberdeenshire’s most impressive grand firs trees.

The Bin

 

Cambus o’May

Enjoy classic Deeside scenery of pine, heather and blaeberry.

Cambus o’May

 

Delgaty Wood

Catch a glimpse of Delgatie Castle and its loch through the trees of this pleasant, mossy-floored woodland.

Delgaty Wood

 

Dunnottar Woods

Stonehaven's lively community woodland, in the grounds of Dunnottar House.

Dunnottar Woods

 

Pitfichie

Walking and mountain biking trails through varied forest and across granite hill tops.

Pitfichie

 

Scolty

Just five minutes from bustling Banchory lies Scolty Hill, topped by the distinctive Scolty Tower.

Scolty