Forests around Aberdeen

Every city needs to breathe, and Aberdeen’s lucky to have four great forests right on the doorstep.

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. Find out more in our downloadable Forests of Aberdeenshire leaflet.

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Grand conifers tower over the paths near the car park at Countesswells, which was once part of a grand estate.


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You can gaze up at beech trees over 150 years old, or watch new trees as they grow. Foggieton’s a great place for jogging and there’s a trail ideal for buggies.

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Right on the edge of the city, Kirkhill has loads of room for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. Enjoy the views from a Victorian folly or practise your bike skills in the fun park!


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A mature forest with a trail that’s ideal for young children in buggies, toddlers and kids learning to cycle. Look out for the impressive Douglas Firs.