One of the last remnants of ancient woodland in Aberdeenshire, on the banks of the River Ythan. A particularly good area to see bluebells and red squirrels.
The Forestry Commission car park which is used for access to Gight Wood will be closed from Friday 10 August for at least a week for tree felling. There will be no access to reserve during this time for the public. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Gight Woods are situated in a remote location on steep land sloping down to the River Ythan, about 27 miles north of Aberdeen, two miles upstream of Methlick and three miles east of Fyvie, lying off the B9005. Access to the reserve can be gained from the Forestry Commission car-park at this location.
Follow the Forestry Commission track to its conclusion, go through the gate and cross a field to the access point. There is a waymarked circular footpath around the reserve, which includes a few steep climbs.
The circular footpath is not wheelchair accessible.
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