Den of Maidencraig

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Den of Maidencraig Local Nature Reserve is on the western edge of Aberdeen.


An interesting site with grassland, wetland and ancient woodland habitats. Excellent for birdwatching, pond dipping, dog walking and general wildlife spotting. Pond dipping platform.


Some paths are quite steep, but the bottom of the valley and the pond can be accessed by the tarmac path alongside the site. The path through the woods is steep with steps, boardwalk and natural obstacles. 


The site was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1992 (16.5ha)


There is car parking on north side Skene Road at the reserve car park just west of the traffic lights at the Groats Road junction.

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