About Countesswells and Foggieton
These two woods are on the outskirts of Aberdeen, near Cults. The woods are very popular with dog walkers and people just needing a break from the pressures of city life.
Countesswells Wood includes Kingshill and Rotten O'Gairn. You'll be led through a variety of woodland from the huge mature conifers at the car park to open viewpoints over the surrounding farmland.
Foggieton Wood is half a mile away. It is much smaller but just as busy.
The big beech trees at Foggieton, which shade the car park, were planted in the 1860's. Underneath them is a clear example of 'rig-and-furrow'. This old type of land use which formed long ridges and hollows was used in the 18th and early 19th centuries in areas where the soil was shallow or badly drained.
You can download a copy of our Aberdeenshire Walks leaflet in What's of Interest. If you want larger scale versions of the trail maps, please follow the link to any of the trails. Each will have a downloadable map, including distances and times.
Check before you go - for details of trail closures, diversions and changes to listed events see the updates page.
Please note the following Car Park Charges -
Any vehicle for 1hr - £1.00
Car for up to 3hrs - £1.50
Car all day - £2.00
Minibus/coach all day - £8.00
Annual Season Tickets are also available
No buses go directly past these woods. Nearest bus stop is on North Deeside Road in Bieldside at the bottom of Baillieswells Road. You will then have a walk of about 1.5 miles to Foggieton and two miles to Countesswells. Take 201 bus out from Aberdeen to Bieldside.
How to get there:
Foggieton: From the A93, turn north onto the unclassified road at the Bieldside junction beside the church. Forest car park is on your right, approximately two kilometres from junction.For Sat Nav use postcode AB15 9BS. Grid Ref NJ869037
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Other places to go in Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire
What's on in Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire
- Teddy's Woodland Adventure Thursday 4 July 2013
- Teddy's Woodland Adventure at the Bin Quarry Tuesday 9 July 2013
- Mini Beast Hunt at Tyrebagger Thursday 11 July 2013
- Mini Beast Hunt at The Bin Tuesday 16 July 2013
- Magic Forest at Countesswells Thursday 18 July 2013
- Sensory Explosion Tuesday 23 July 2013
- Nature Treasure Hunt at Dunnottar Woods Thursday 25 July 2013
- Tracking for the Brave at The Bin Tuesday 30 July 2013
|Countesswells Yellow Trail
Foggieton Red Trail
Countesswells Red Trail
Countesswells Green Trail
Countesswells White Trail
Foggieton Blue Trail
Contact:Forest District Office