GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dunnottar Woods

2 miles (3 km)

These attractive woods in Stonehaven have miles of waymarked walking trails to try.
There's a parking area at the southern end of the woods by Glaslaw Bridge. From here you can pick up a nice path running along the Burn of Glaslaw. On the route you will pass follies and other structures of the Kennedy family, who once owned the woods. Look out for the old Shell House and Lady Kennedy's bath as you make your way through the site.
Dunnottar Wood is located just to the south of Stonehaven. To extend your walk you could follow Carron Water east to the coast and enjoy a walk along Stonehaven Bay.
About a mile to the south east you will find the splendid Dunnotar Castle. The 15th century ruined fortress sits on a rocky headland surrounded by steep cliffs. Dunnottar is best known as the place where theHonours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden fromOliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. It's an impressive sight and a great place to extend your outing.
You can see more details on the Stonehaven to Dunnottar Castle Walk.


AB39 3XX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dunnottar Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dunnottar Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Lady Kennedy's Bath, Dunnottar Woods, Stonehaven - - 67586

Lady Kennedy's Bath, Dunnottar Woods, Stonehaven. This is an oval-shaped stone-built structure said to be the remains of the bathing place of the local laird's wife.

Ice house and Gallow Hill - - 1535531

Ice house and Gallow Hill. The ice house was used by nearby Dunnottar House, now demolished. Gallow Hill is where local criminals were hanged.

Bridge over Carron Water - - 1807796

Bridge over Carron Water. The river runs along the western side of the woods. The river discharges into theNorth SeaatStonehaven Bay.

Wooden faced steps - - 1807772

Wooden faced steps

Dunnottar House, Walled Garden And Shell House

Dunnottar House, Walled Garden And Shell House

Burn of Glaslaw - - 2344459

Burn of Glaslaw


GPS Files

GPX File

Dunnottar Woods.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Dunnottar Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)