We are pleased to announce that the Woodhead part of our woodlands is once more open to the public. This has been made possible by the dedication of our small volunteer sub-group, lead by Brian Cleaver. Phase 1 Health & safety work to storm damaged trees has recently been completed by JS Tree Services & funded by Ventient Energy Gordonstown Wind Farm Community Fund (Fyvie & Rothie). The woods are now very different & some parts are no longer accessible. All visitors are advised to exercise due care & attention and not to wander from the footpaths. Dogs should remain on leads for their safety & to protect wildlife & farming stock surrounding the woods. In keeping with the Trust’s ethos all fallen timber is remaining in the woods to decompose naturally over the coming years for the benefits of insects & wildlife.


The Windyhills section of our woodlands remains closed to the public for health & safety reasons due to storm damage. For your own safety please respect this closure which is in common with many sites across Aberdeenshire following the winter storms. Phase 2 of our storm damage work is to assess these woods, obtain quotes and then seek funding to bring the wood back into public use. It is expected these woods will remain closed for the foreseeable future. If you have any concerns or issues please message us via this page.

Woodhead and Windyhills Community Trust

Wildlife Sanctuary

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