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.

Help us make Aberdeen's forests even better

We want to make the woods around Aberdeen even better for visitors and we need your help! Have you visited Countesswells, Foggieton, Kirkhill or Tyrebagger? If so, fill in our short online survey and have your say on the future of your local forests.

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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.