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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

Tyrebagger

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Update 25 January: The car parks and The Robbers' Trail are now open following storm damage. The Beech Tree Trail is also now open but there is a diversion in place. Please follow all on site signage.

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Family-friendly trails through towering trees

Tyrebagger is a place to enjoy the grandeur and peace of a mature forest. The Beech Tree Trail is ideal for toddlers and anyone pushing a buggy, while longer routes connect the forest with four hills around Aberdeen.

There are some truly impressive trees at Tyrebagger. In the east of the forest you’ll walk under superb Douglas firs, towering above you like cathedral pillars, shading a carpet of ferns and wood sorrel. In other parts of this old forest you’ll find fine beech trees as well as lofty Scots pine and larch.

Tyrebagger route card (PDF)

Walking trails

Walking

Beech Tree Trail

Stretch your legs in this enchanting mature woodland and listen for birds, deer or red squirrels.

Firm but uneven gravel surface throughout. Some short fairly steep slopes. Parts may be slightly muddy and rooty.

Moderate trail grade icon
¾ miles / 1.3 km

Allow
½ hour

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The route passes some of the forest’s fine beech and giant Douglas fir trees, and you can start from either car park.

Walking

The Robbers' Trail

Explore the towering trees of Tyrebagger Wood and look out for the Robbers’ Cave, said to be a hideaway for 17th century outlaws.

Uneven gravel surface with some exposed tree roots and potentially muddy parts. Some fairly steep slopes.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ½ miles / 2.3 km

Allow
1 hour

More information

The trail is named after the Robbers' Cave, near the southern edge of the forest. Legend tells how it was a hideaway for 17th century brigands, though it may be the remains of a primitive iron ore mine…

Activities

Cycling suitable for young and old

Tyrebagger’s flat trails are great for small children to cycle.

Four Hills Walk

Linking Tyrebagger with Elrick Hill, Brimmond Hill and Kirkhill Forest, the Four Hills Walk is a popular route amongst local hillwalkers. To find out more about the walk contact Aberdeen City Council's countryside ranger service at countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk or on 01224 326429.

Getting here

From the A96, turn south onto the B979 (signposted for 'Kirkton of Skene') between the Dyce and Blackburn roundabouts. There are two car parks along this road on the left, both within ½ mile of the turn-off.

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AB21 0TT is the nearest postcode

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Nearby forests

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
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Tyrebagger': 0.17 miles
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 'Tyrebagger': 4.21 miles
A man walking down a path in a green jacket with trees and grass around.

Countesswells' smaller and quieter neighbour

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Distance from 'Tyrebagger': 4.57 miles

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