A network of paths has been constructed starting in the woods in the centre of the village and extending out into natural woodland. Various circular routes are possible, in mixed woodland, rich in wildlife.
Starting in William Street, enter the woods behind Woodside Crescent as shown in the plan. A good path leads through the woods, across Monboddo Road and on to a junction.
Taking the right fork leads deeper into the woods, exiting where Woodside Road meets the Learney Avenue.
Taking the left fork, the path ascends towards the Church. Crossing the road with care, you can return to the village centre by the pavement. Otherwise, go through the gate into the woods beside the Church and follow the path as it ascends to meet the end of Auchmacoy Road. Turning left onto that road you can return to the village via the public park.
Continuing on the path, bear left onto the "Gownie Burn trail", somewhat rougher underfoot, eventually joining Learney Avenue Bear right to follow the "Torphins Woods Trail" which offers easy scenic walking to join the Learney Avenue.
If returning to the village by the Learney Avenue, do not follow the B993 or Woodside Road, but cross the B993 then re-join the woodland trail on your right a few metres beyond the road crossing.
Spot the beech, birch, sycamore, rowan Scots pine and alder. Watch out for roe deer and red squirrels. Listen for woodpeckers, blackbirds, pidgeons and many species of smaller birds. The wood provides a roosting site for hundreds of rooks, which provide a daily spectacle as they arrive from feeding at dusk, and leave again at dawn in a noisy social group.