Please note that the forest will be closed under the Land Reform Act - Section 11 from 00:00 hours on Friday 19 April to 00:00 hours on Sunday 21 April (i.e. all day Friday and Saturday) due to the Speyside Stages Rally.
Walk or ride through Balloch’s mature spruce trees to the open spaces of Meikle Balloch hill, and you’re rewarded with some of the finest views in Moray. On a clear day they say you can see seven counties from here!
Climb steeply out of the forest onto Meikle Balloch, from where you can see seven counties on a clear day.
Prolonged steep slopes for over half a mile. Uneven gravel and earthy path with rocky and rooty sections. Some muddy parts.
Allow 1½ hours
You’re welcome at Balloch on feet, hooves or wheels, but the trails here are particularly good for horse riding. They’ve been developed in consultation with local riders, who help to keep them in good condition:
The nearest public toilets, cafés and shops are in Keith, 2 miles to the west.
From Reidhaven Square in the centre of Keith, drive out of town on Bridge Street, which becomes Edindiach Road and passes Dunnyduff Wood. The entrance to the car park is on the corner just beyond the Scottish Water buildings, 2 miles outside Keith.
AB55 5NT is the nearest postcode
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