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Bennachie woodland highlighted for top visitor experience


By Kyle Ritchie

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Back o’ Bennachie near Oyne has been featured in a list of five top forests in the region to visit.

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is inviting people across east Scotland to visit a local forest and get the maximum benefit of a walk, run or cycle in the woods.

It comes after new Covid-19 restrictions on visiting people at home came into effect.

Walks in forests in the north-east area provide a calming escape.
Walks in forests in the north-east area provide a calming escape.

East region manager for FLS John Thomson said: “Not visiting friends and family at home for the moment is undoubtedly a difficult but necessary measure for Scotland’s effort to suppress the impact of Covid-19.

“It’s really important that we look after ourselves and keep our spirits up. One of the best ways of doing this is to take a trip to your local woodland – they’re like green oases of calm to enjoy, clear your head and re-charge your batteries.

“And, by keeping physically distant and observing all the current guidance on staying safe, you can meet up with a friend and enjoy the great outdoors together.

“There are plenty of great woodlands in the area so get your boots on or grab your bike and take a few hours out of your day to experience the pleasures of a peaceful, quiet woodland.”

Other sites highlighted in the list are Culbin by Wellhill, near Forres; Tentsmuir near Leuchars Kinshaldy Beach; Countesswells near Aberdeen; and Allean near Queen’s View Visitor Centre, Loch Tummel.

Forestry and Land Scotland looks after hundreds of woodlands across the country.

For details on all of the listed woodlands and many more, including information on available facilities, accessibility and directions on how to get there, check the Find a Woodland pageonline and search by town, city, postcode or forest name.

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