Thursday, 28 September 2023
Latest forest information
- The Daviot Fitness Trail may be diverted for short sections while forestry work takes place.
- The toilets are currently closed.
An accessible woodland with panoramic views
The perfect place to get some fresh air and burn some energy. The paths here are wide and fairly level, so they’re ideal for family cycling or even cross-country skiing after snow.
The mix of Scots pine, larch and spruce makes a good home for wildlife here. Look out for roe deer hiding among the trees. In spring and summer, dragonflies and frogs thrive in the woodland pools.
Daviot Fitness Trail
A trail notice is in effect
This trail may be diverted for short sections while forestry work takes place.
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
Facilities and access
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.
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