Monday, 20 December 2021
Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.
Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.
We are currently felling trees in Daviot Wood. The Daviot Fitness Trail remains open but may be diverted in places. The toilets are currently closed. Please follow any signage and stay safe
Daviot Wood is a great place to relax that's just on the doorstep of Inverness. The paths here are wide and level, so they're ideal for family cycling, and for mobility scooters.
The forest here is relatively young, but it already shelters much more varied wildlife than the open moorland that was here before. Dragonflies breed in forest pools, owls hunt through the trees at night, and deer may well be watching you as you walk.
Great for dog walks or for running through the tall, airy pine and larch forest. Distance markers along this circuit of the forest will help you keep track of how far you've gone.
Mostly a firm, smooth, wide track but occasionally uneven with some short narrow sections. Gentle to moderate slopes with some short fairly steep sections.
Allow 1½ hours
There are lots of places to eat in Inverness.
There are toilets here - please note they are operated by the Highland Council, not Forestry and Land Scotland.
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.
You get to the main car park from the northbound lane of the A9, about 1½ miles (2.4 km) north of Daviot village.
You can also reach Daviot Wood from Castleton Village in Milton of Leys, south of Inverness. There’s a path leading to the forest.
Folklore and history hidden among the trees
A colourful wood where wildlife flourishes