Scolty Woodland Park

In 1992 a 158 hectare area, lying on the lower and middle slopes between 70m and 260m of the prominent Scolty Hill (299m), was designated as Scolty Woodland Park.

The Park is the East end of Blackhall Forest which stretches westwards opposite Banchory on the south side of the River Dee and is bounded on the western edge by forestry tracks and roads, and the Forestry Commission legal boundaries elsewhere.

Scolty Tower

For many years it has been a popular outdoor recreation area for people in the Banchory area and the many visitors who visit the area.  

The Scolty Woodland Park Association was formed in November 1995 to assist Forestry Commission in the management of the park.

Walking routes