About Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire
Welcome to the forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire - a huge area with different types of woodland for you to explore!
Our area includes the whole of NE Scotland from Elgin in the north west to Laurencekirk in the south east. We also have forests on Royal Deeside up as far as Braemar.
Visit the coastal woods along the Moray Firth, the wonderful and majestic mountain of Bennachie with its surrounding forest, the peaceful pinewoods of Upper Deeside or the busy city woods round Aberdeen.
Where else in the country can you get such variety! Whether you are a walker, mountain biker or horse rider, we have trails for you.
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 go to the forest in question and follow links to any of its trails. Each will have a downloadable map, including distances and times.
Which towns are the forests near?
Elgin - Ben Aigan, Culbin, Lossie, Monaughty, Ordiequish, Quarrelwood, Roseisle, Whiteash.
Aberdeen - Countesswells & Foggieton, Kirkhill, Tyrebagger.
Inverurie - Bennachie, Pitfichie.
Huntly/ Keith - Balloch & Dunnyduff, Clashindarroch, The Bin.
Stonehaven - Dunnottar.
Banchory/ Ballater (Deeside) - Scotly, Cambus O'May.
How to get there:
Aberdeen, Huntly, Keith, Fochabers, Elgin, Forres, and Nairn are the nearest towns or villages.
There is a good road network throughout the north east of Scotland. The A96 runs from Aberdeen to Elgin via Huntly. The A93 goes from Aberdeen west towards Braemar beside the River Dee. The A90 comes north from Laurencekirk to Aberdeen along the east coast.
There is a main train line from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Aberdeen. From there you can travel to Huntly and Elgin.
There is a good bus link along the main roads listed above with bus stops beside some of our forests
There is a good network of suitable cycle routes in the north east. Some of the long distance routes through the area can be cycled, including the Deeside and Speyside Ways.
OS Grid Reference: NJ525422
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Lossie
Balloch and Dunnyduff
Countesswells and Foggieton
Cambus O' May
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
Forest District Office