Learn with The Bailies

The Bailies of Bennachie want to help inspire young people to enjoy and appreciate the outdoor environment.

There’s so much out there to explore and enjoy, and Bennachie’s friendly giant, Jock o' Bennachie will help guide you as we look at the incredible biodiversity, history and landscape of the Aberdeenshire area.

We have our Summer Programme 2020 and lists of useful Activities and Resources available.

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Summer Programme 2020

Join us over the summer holidays with various activities and challenges for the whole family.


We have lots of interesting facts about the birds you might see when out and about.

Things That Grow

Jock o' Bennachie welcomes you to 'Things that Grow'. He has lots of fun and interesting activities to do outside or inside, things to grow or make, and much more!

Minibeasts and Pollinators

Jock o' Bennachie has loads of fun things to find out about his minibeast and pollinator friends! Let the bug hunt begin!

Jock o' Bennachie

Do you know the legend of Jock o' Bennachie - come with us on an adventure full of legend and lore. Just who was our big friendly giant on the hill!


Check out our helpful videos to support your nature journey through the forest.


What do you know about the birds and wildlife in and around Bennachie Forest? Check out these resources to help you get to know what is on your own doorstep.

Map of Bennachie

Download Forestry and Land Scotland Bennachie information and trail information.


We will be holding regular competitions and you are very welcome to enter.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to Contact Us.