Steps at Dunnottar Woods get a new lease of life

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Craftsmen from Forest Enterprise Scotland have completed a major rebuild of steps on footpaths at the popular Dunnottar Woods near Stonehaven.

The work will help maintain good access to the footpath network found in the woodland which is used extensively by local people.

Around £10,000 was invested in improving the steps and took four weeks to complete.

Dan Cadle, Forest Enterprise Scotland’s recreation forester for the area said: “The steps on the trails were first installed some 20 years ago and were showing signs of their age. I am pleased to say these new steps should last another 20 plus years!

“Replacing these steps enable the people of Stonehaven to continue to enjoy using all the trails in the woods.”

Dunnottar is a small mixed woodland which is in the heart of Stonehaven.

There are lots of paths to walk around the features of this woodland which includes small rivers and numerous archaeological features such as the Gallows Hill burial mound and Lady Kennedy’s bath.

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s work in Dunnottar Woods is supported by the Dunnottar Woodland Park Association - a community group who assist with the management of the woodlands.

Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate.