Take a breather in this wee wood on Laurencekirk's doorstep


Daydream in Denlethen

You’ll find benches by the main path through this popular local wood: they’re just made for sitting and watching the world go by, or having a chat with a friend. Clearings cut through the trees offer views of the surrounding countryside, and there’s an old curling pond next to the picnic area on the north-east edge of the wood.

Wildlife likes this place too: there are roe deer among the trees, and damselflies by the pond.

Parking Picnic area Walking

Life’s essentials

There are shops and places to eat in Laurencekirk. The nearest public toilets are in Montrose.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

There are no waymarked trails in Denlethen Forest, but the main forest track is easy to follow and makes a circuit of about 1.8 miles / 3 km: allow ¾ hour. Small paths between the trees offer lots of options for making your own route.

Terrain information

Paths in Denlethen Forest are all flat. They range from wide, firm track to uneven grassy paths with tree roots in places.

Denlethen is a community woodland: we work closely with the Friends of Denlethen, based in Laurencekirk, to plan and manage the place. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

Contact: Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District

Address: Portsoy Road, Huntly

Postcode: AB54 4SJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6200


How to get here

About 200 yards along the A937 from the southern end of Laurencekirk village, turn right onto an unclassified road. Immediately after crossing the railway line turn right along a dirt road. Continue along here to the car park.

The car park is at grid reference NO 699 702.

Using SatNav?

AB30 1AU is the nearest postcode.

Nearby places

You can download a map of other forests in Aberdeenshire – there are plenty to explore.

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