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Site of Scientific Interest

Learn more about Bennachie's many sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) which are protected areas.

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Paradise Wood

Beautiful and ancient woodland, present since 1750.

Map Reference: NJ 677 177 Coordinates: (57.248844,-2.5369118)

Pittodrie Quarry - Macaulayite

This is the only known source of macaulayite in the world and is formed from granite which has been weathered by tropical climates prior to the last Ice Age.

Tilliefoure Wood

Beautiful and ancient woodland, present since 1750.

Note at Donview Forestry and Land Scotland are slowly to extending the oak woodland at Tilliefoure.

Map Reference: NJ 665 192 Coordinates: (57.262231,-2.5570003)

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