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“A great walk”
Review of Gight Woods

Gight Woods
Ranked #74 of 161 things to do in Aberdeen
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

It was a great family walk with the dog even after a rainy morning. Not as muddy as expected, has a good path, the castle was a surprise & the walk to the river was better than expected. would do it again.

3  Thank Jmamamartin
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Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk with lovely scenery. Bit muddy after recent rain and steep in places but should be fine in summer.

3  Thank gelaleslie
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Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We thought we would go for a wee hour long wander late one afternoon. It turned into a two hour long magical mystery tour with not knowing where we were meant to be going, wrong turns, walking through looming cows and losing our way as the light was disappearing. Only wearing sneakers and with no mobile reception and the place being completely deserted we were getting seriously worried, soggy and wondering if we were going to make it out or spend the night there! However this place is beautiful, magical even, at dusk. We saw deer and bats. The craggy sunken hidden landscape is quite magical and a pleasure to explore. Signage could be much better! We crossed a bridge and it was not clear which way to go after that (went wrong way hence being lost) Be sensible, not like us! If you go late in the day take torches.

2  Thank Reja G
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Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely walk to the castle ruins, about 30 mins with two young toddlers in tow but good paths and gorgeous scenery, well worth a visit

3  Thank gemsterScotland
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Gight Wood lies on the steep, south facing slopes of the Ythan valley, forming the easternmost part of a series of woodlands and river grasslands.
Brooding over the woods at the downstream end is the ruin of Gight Castle, once the family home of Lord Byron.
From the carpark on the Methlick to Fyvie road its a pleasant walk through the woods to the open fields around Gight Castle and then onto the path that takes you down into the Ythan valley opposite the Braes of Gight.

2  Thank Torkm68
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