Stream and Woods (Teandore Oak Woods, Urquhart, Black Isle, Scottish Highlands)


Relaxing field recordings of a woodland stream, birdsong, woodpeckers, gentle breezes in the trees, and some passing traffic on distant roads. All recorded, edited and mixed in the Highlands of Scotland in March 2022.


These field recordings were made in Teandore Woods, (a.k.a. Oak Woods, or Urquhart Woods) near Urquhart Cemetery on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands on 24th March 2022. This is a typically beautiful Highland wood, with parts feeling quite ancient and unspoilt. The wood is fairly small, but it is a fantastic area to get peace and tranquillity. There is a handy guide to the wood here, where it is called Drummondreach woods :

While mainly focused on the stream and surrounding woodlands, these recordings also feature birdsong, woodpeckers, and a little distant farm machinery and distant roads. The sound of the woodland stream, birdsong, the light rustling of leaves and gentle breezes in the trees are the dominant sounds throughout, although at times the occasional passing traffic is very clear. This is a very relaxing set, with little sense of human presence.

All tracks are seamlessly loopable, making a perfect backdrop for exhibitions, performances, relaxation, meditation, sleep, etc.

The “Birds and Woodpecker” tracks have birds and woodpeckers over the sound of the running stream. Occasionally, in the distance, single cars and motorbikes can be heard, and the recordings then return to nature. The “Woodland Stream” tracks were recorded much closer to the stream, and birdsong and traffic noises are much more in the background. The “Airplane Overhead” tracks were separated off to so that they can be used on their own, if needed, without disturbing the peace and nature focus of the main recordings.

This field recording album can be purchased through Bandcamp or through this site; puchasing here on will give you 2 “Birds and Woodpecker” loops (11 minutes and 17 minutes), and 1 Woodland Stream loop (22 minutes). If you purchase on Bandcamp, these files will be split up as shown in the player above. However, all tracks remain loopable, and the tracks can be joined together seamlessly, if desired.  On Bandcamp, you also have the choice to download in FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, and AIFF formats. Otherwise, there are no other differences between the downloads.



    • None, except the ability to play WAV files.

Technical Details:

  • Format: two .zip files containing 5 field recordings
  • Total zipped size: 1.22 GB
  • Total unzipped size: 1.31 GB
  • 5 loopable WAV files @ 48kHz, 32-bit
  • Total length of audio files:  1 hour 1 minute 4 seconds


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