Kirkhill Biking and Walking Trails in Aberdeen

Soak up the magnificent Aberdeen surroundings on a mountain biking or walking trail at Kirkhill Forest on the outskirts of Aberdeen! Kirkhill provides visitors a great way of seeing everything the local wildlife and scenery has to offer with a variety of different breath taking trails that wind through the hills and forests of Kirkhill to explore!

Where is Kirkhill Forest in Aberdeen?

Kirkhill Forest can be found on the North side of the A96, between the Dyce roundabout and the village of Blackburn. When approaching, guests will see a turnoff with a signpost for Kirkton of Skeen, the entrance to the forest is directly opposite this.

Guests who visit the forest to experience the mountain biking trails can stop off at the Mountain Bike Park before they start their voyage through the countryside. The bike park is found next to the Forest’s car park and is a great place to get some practice in before taking to the trails!

The trails at Kirkhill Forest are also perfect for horse riding! Guests can feel free to bring their horse boxes as there is ample room in the car park. Bring along your favourite ponies and horses for an immersive horseback journey through the Forest!

With plenty of room below the roof of the trees in the Forest, visitors can choose to traverse the trails in whichever way they would like to. One of the most popular trails to explore is the Tappie Tower Trail! Hikers can climb through the floor of the Forest to the 19th century folly found at Tappie Tower. The tower provides extraordinary views of the area, ranging from The North Sea to Bennachie!

  • Car parking available
  • Appropriate footwear recommended to accommodate for the rough terrain on some parts of the trails
  • Open all year round
  • All pets welcome to accompany you on your travels


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