Drumtochty Forest

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Drumtochty Forest is a coniferous woodland in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[1] In earlier times this forest was associated with Drumtochty Castle. Other notable buildings in this part of Aberdeenshire include Fasque House, Fetteresso Castle, and Muchalls Castle. The Drumtochy Forest is in a relatively secluded area, where the railway was not able to pass through.[2]

Ian Maclaren mentions the Drumtochty Forest in his book "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush",[3] a collection of tales of Rural Scotland, which shone light on the Scottish way of life.

Drumtochty forest comprises a distance of 1.5 miles which takes an estimated 1 hour to travel across it.It will be recommended for hikers to carry a map to navigate through the forest due to no way markings in the forest.[4]

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  1. ^ United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger 45, Stonehaven and Banchory, Scale: 1:50,000
  2. ^ Maclaren, Ian (1850-1907 (1890)). Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush. p. 120.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  3. ^ "Ian Maclaren's Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush is one of the most notorious works of Scottish literature. First published in 1894, the book was an instant best-seller. Millions of readers across the world rushed to devour these nostalgic tales of Scottish life in a bygone age.". Kennedy & Boyd. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Drumtochty forest trails". walkhighlands.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2014.