Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest.
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
Explore the woodlands of Balloch and enjoy far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
Wide and firm gravel path. Includes some fairly steep slopes and long moderate slopes.
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.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
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
Big impressive trees and Deveron valley views
Classic Deeside scenery of pine, heather and blaeberry