Scolty has something for everyone. Whether you want a pleasant stroll through the wood or a more energetic walk to the top of Scolty Hill, this wood has lots to offer.
The white trail leads you to the edge of the forest where you can choose your route onto Scolty Hill. The monument on the top is to General Burnett, who fought alongside the Duke of Wellington. A spiral staircase inside it leads you up to the very top of the tower and offers a tremendous view up and down Deeside.
Don't be concerned if you don't like heights though - the view from Scolty Hill alone is special, a real panorama of the surrounding countryside.
Scolty is less than five minutes drive across the River Dee from Banchory. If you are feeling energetic, you can easily walk there from Banchory.
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.
There is ample parking at Scolty. Also picnic benches nearby where you can sit and enjoy a well-earned break after your walk.
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
Travel by bus?
Take the 201 from Aberdeen to Banchory (hourly service), getting off in town centre. You'll need to walk to Scolty from there which will take about 20 minutes.
Scolty Woodland Park Association
Scolty Wood is managed with the help of the local community, through Scolty Woodland Park Association. If you would like to become involved, email Elsa Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get there:
The car park is roughly 1.75 km from the traffic lights in Banchory.
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
|There are two waymarked walks.
Contact:Forest District Office