Gight Wood, on the slopes of the River Ythan, is one of the last remnants of ancient woodland in Aberdeenshire. This broadleaved woodland of hazel, oak and rowan supports badgers, brown hares and foxes. It is a particularly good area for spotting red squirrels.
A path leads through the woodland, up a few steep climbs, past swathes of bluebells to a viewpoint.
PLEASE NOTE: The footpath is currently closed until further notice.
Gight Woods are situated in a remote location on steep land sloping down to the River Ythan, about 27 miles north of Aberdeen, 2 miles upstream of Methlick and 3 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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