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Tyrebagger (closed)

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  • 2 March: Storm Otto update. Further damage has been sustained resulting in the need to close the car park and trails. Further trail repairs and tree clearance works will be needed before the site can reopen to the public. 

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Family-friendly trails through towering trees

With wide trails suitable for young families and some truly impressive trees, Tyrebagger is quieter than Kirkhill, but just as easy to get to.

It’s a good place to glimpse red squirrels searching for seeds on the forest floor. The trees here are varied, which means that there’s always something new to see, whether it’s beech leaves turning orange in autumn or the white blossom of the rowan in spring.

Walking trails

Tyrebagger route card (PDF)

Walking

Beech Tree Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

This trail is currently closed due to storm damage.

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

More information

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 (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

This trail is currently closed due to storm damage.

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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Phone
0300 067 6380 (option 2)
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