Dunnottar Woods
Dunnottar Woods
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Pritesh M
Leamington Spa, UK718 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I was hoping this would be a more exciting trail, especially as I had to pay for parking. However, after the car park there is no sign posted trail (trail are people made paths). It is a nice woods, but more dog walkers used.

Probably wouldn't recommend as a main activity for the day but could be good as a filler experience!
Written 22 August 2023
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Derek P
Lanark, UK551 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There is a variety of stony paths through the woods - possibly a little muddy in places, especially after rain. And sometimes the path is adversely cambered if you're not sure-footed. Take good shoes - and a map.
We walked from Stonehaven open air pool along the road, and up to the woods. Then past the old ice house, and down to the A957, turning right on that and walking briefly along to turn left down Glaslaw Burn lane to Dunottar castle. We returned to Stonehaven via the spectacular clifftop path. It's a wee bit stony or rough in places, but easy to follow mostly, with some views that make it well worth the effort. It's not too difficult in my view. But I was disappointed in the woodland itself. There is a distinct lack of variety - especially concerning native trees. The sycamores that prevail in Dunottar wood are effectively weeds that spoil the woodland, it lacks the richness and colour of other more mixed woodlands.
Written 10 October 2022
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joys59
Birmingham, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
There are several clear paths through the woods that you can take to get out (and back into) Stonehaven. Easy walking, pleasant environment.
Written 2 June 2022
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK18,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Dunnottar Woods, at the southern end of Stonehaven , are the remnants of an estate created in the early 1800s for a wealthy merchant , Alexander Allardyce. Dunnottar House is no longer, but there are still poignant reminders amidst the trees that hark back hundreds of years - like the enchanting “shell hoosie” folly, Lady Kennedy’s Bath built into the side of a stream, and the Gallow Hill Ice -house.
It’s a 32 hectare deciduous forest with 2 pretty streams running through it - the Glasslaw and the Carron, and has plenty of trails and paths, plus a large open green meadow. May is particularly lovely as there are wide patches of glorious wildflowers including bluebells and pink harebells, and the ferns are just unfurling. Lots of bunnies 🐇 jumping about, but not lucky enough to spy a resident squirrel.
At the moment the main entrance is closed off due to work taking place to clear away storm damaged trees - so please take care if on a lesser path.
Written 29 May 2022
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Howard M
Stonehaven, UK6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Went here to walk my cat. Nothing exciting, just a bunch of trees. Prefer walking through the city. Won’t be returning
Written 31 December 2021
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D1218RFpaula
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Lovely walk in the woods to avoid the glaring sunshine. ( don’t often say that in Scotland!).
Seemed to be a few different car parks. A choice of paths at times & river for the dog were plus points.
We only found a couple of the hidden treasures but that’ll be because they are hidden so we could happily have gone back for another visit if we’d had more time. Would highly recommend.
Written 18 July 2021
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MS53LA1
Lancashire, UK143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
An absolutely wonderful area of woodland so close to the town. Well worth the half a day it should take you to fully explore. Worthy of note are the Ice house and the Shell bothy. A mornings walk well spent.
Written 19 June 2021
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Shayeed Butt
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
A must visit place for all the family. Free car park leads to the red route walk. Follow the stream to see Lady Kennedy's Bath. Shell house walled gardens, there is a large picnic area too. The walk can vary between 1 to 2 hours
Written 7 September 2019
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Graham G
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Pleasant walk with picnic area. Meandering walks through tree lined paths. Car parking off main road but access points from various other places.
Written 7 May 2019
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RealYstyck
Aberdeenshire, UK290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Lots of differing walks, mainly in the woods. Enough variety to keep young children occupied, but also less challenging parts for older people. Good car parking but no other facilities.
Written 17 April 2019
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