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Daviot Wood

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Daviot Wood notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use. A phased reopening of our public toilet facilities began on Monday, 20 July 2020. For now, please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

We are currently felling trees in Daviot Wood. The Daviot Fitness Trail remains open but may be diverted in places. Please follow any signage and stay safe

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


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.

3 miles / 4.8 km

1½ hours

Facilities & access


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.

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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0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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