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]

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


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