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Clashindarroch

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Latest forest information

  • Updated 12 July 2021: Timber haulage will be continuing until 31 October 2021. Please be aware of lorry movements, avoid loading operations and follow all on site signage.

About

Cross-country skiing on the edge of Aberdeenshire

Best known for its cross-country ski trails, there's usually snow in the high forest of Clashindarroch long after it's melted elsewhere. There's a huge variety of interlinked trails, many of them groomed during the ski season. You can walk, bike or ride a horse here at other times of year.

This is a high forest and the weather can be extreme, especially on the hilltops. If you’re visiting in winter, make sure you’re prepared for bad weather and take warm clothing, food and equipment suitable for the conditions.

Activities

Cross-country ski trails

When it snows, Clashindarroch one of the best places in Scotland for cross-country skiing.

Trails are suitable from beginner to advanced levels. The trails are a variety of lengths and there should be something for all abilities. Some of the routes are groomed to help hold the snow and to improve ski conditions.

Cross-country skiing at Clashindarroch is managed by the Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre. Contact the centre if you’d like to hire equipment, get a copy of the trail map or learn this exhilarating sport.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (cross-country)

The nearest public toilets are in the village of Rhynie, 5 miles to the east. There are also plenty of places to eat and shop in the nearby towns of Huntly, Alford and Dufftown.

Car parking information

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.

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Getting here

Clashindarroch can be accessed from the A941 between Rhynie to Dufftown. The car park is a 10 minute drive from Rhynie; 20 minutes from Dufftown.

Using SatNav?

AB54 4HP is the nearest postcode.

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Nearby forests

Yellow gorse with fields and forests along rolling hills in the background

Wildlife-rich woodland near Huntly

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Clashindarroch': 5.67 miles
Mountain biker riding through open forest

A favourite start point for those climbing Oxen Craig

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Mountain access
Mountain access
Barbeque
Barbeque
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Clashindarroch': 9.15 miles
Snowy trees atThe Bin forest

Big impressive trees and Deveron valley views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Clashindarroch': 10.13 miles

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