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Daviot Wood

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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

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

About

An accessible woodland with panoramic views

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.

Our guide to the forests of Inverness (PDF 4MB)

Walking trails (1)

Walking

Daviot Fitness Trail

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.

Moderate trail grade icon
3 miles / 4.8 km

Allow
1½ hours

Facilities and access

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Walking
Toilets
Toilets
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Life's essentials

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.

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

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.

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Walking
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Ancient monument
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