Countesswells

Okay, so this area is frequented more by dog walkers than intrepid explorers, but if you live in or around Aberdeen then the forest around Countesswells should be on your radar for a relaxed ramble. This former farmland is now owned by the Forestry Commission, who have created several overlapping, waymarked trails to follow depending on time constraints. A dusting of snow made our last visit particularly enjoyable, and we've spotted red squirrels here despite the proximity to the Granite City. The parking charge grates a little though, particularly as you're unlikely to spend a whole day here.

[The area has a good variety of forest and fields spread over low hills]

Name: Countesswells ☆☆☆
Location: Car park (with charge) off minor road 3 miles west of the Mannofield, Aberdeen, G.R.: NJ 869045 / unwind country skinning
Anything else? Map of trails available here (no. 5).

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