Monday, 29 May 2023
Our Forest Drives are once again open for vehicle access. These facilities are a great way to get into the forest and see some stunning sights from across the country. ...
Catch a glimpse of Delgatie Castle and its loch through the trees of this pleasant woodland. The trails are great for gentle cycling as well as walking.
Climb up into the varied forest past the old ice house and return via the loch with views of Delgatie Castle.
Firm but uneven gravel surface. Includes some fairly steep slopes and a short flight of steps. Parts may be muddy or wet after rain.
Allow ¾ hour
This trail starts at the car park by Delgatie Castle on the north side of the wood.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of this mossy-floored larch and pine forest.
Firm but uneven gravel surface. Fairly steep slopes. Occasionally muddy parts.
Allow 1 hour
Birds chatter, pigeons coo and squirrels scamper in the trees above the trail. The forest floor is alive too: watch for beetles busy in the moss. This trail starts at the small car park on the south side of the wood.
The nearest public toilets, shops and places to eat are in Turriff. If you fancy treating yourself, Delgatie Castle is well known for its traditional afternoon teas!
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.
The woodland shares a car park with Delgatie Castle, which is well signposted from the A947 north of Turriff and the B9170 just west of Cuminestown.
There is also a smaller car park at the south end of the wood, 2 miles along Balmellie Road from the centre of Turriff.
AB53 5TD is the nearest postcode for Delgatie Castle.
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