New path wins experts' approval

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An up-graded trail in Counteswells Woods near Aberdeen has been given the experts’ seal of approval!

The 2-5 year-old members of the Mud Pies outdoor class recently enjoyed exploring the autumn leaves on the Beech Tree Trail, which has been resurfaced and re-routed by Forest Enterprise Scotland.

Now with some of the steep sections removed and the more even, all-weather trail surface, the trail can be enjoyed by a wider range of people including the less able and families with buggies. 

Mud Pies founder and Principal, Mandy Tulloch, said;

“The upgraded path is really great! It adds an element of intrigue for families visiting Countesswells as it invites people to take a different route.

“We had great fun running through the leaves along the path and throwing lots of leaves up into the air!

 “It’s a wonderful time of year to visit the woods and the new path takes people through a lovely area of beech trees that look stunning at the moment."

Neil Taylor, Community and recreation Ranger with the FES team in Aberdeenshire, said;

“Countesswells Woods are really popular with local people – we probably get over 180,000 people visiting every year – but now we hope even more people will come and experience an amazing day out.

“Getting kids outdoors is such a fun way to spend quality family time together and a visit to Countesswells Woods is just really fun. I hope everyone will enjoy the new path as much as we do!”

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.