The Bin Forest - Forestry Commission Scotland

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The Bin Forest was first planted in the 1840s, with Seeds of Grand Fir brought from America by David Douglas.

Grand Fir, Larch, Scots Pine, Rowan and Gean are also common here.

Look across from the high paths to the River Deveron, Look up for a glimpse of Peregrine falcons or Sparrowhawks, Look out for signs of Fox and Pine Marten, and look down to see many wild flowers growing along the paths in Summer.

Explore this Working Forest to find the Gallon of Water, a shallow pool at the top of Bin Hill, which legend has it was thought to cure whooping cough.


Travel approximately 2 miles north of Huntly on the A96. The car park is signposted off to the right. The Bin Quarry is another mile further on, also on the right hand side.  Huntly and Keith are the nearest towns or villages.

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