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PATH NAME:

Elgin:Quarrelwood Elginia Trail

SETTLEMENTS AREA:

Elgin

INTRODUCTION:

The Elginia Trail is a circular route which starts from Leggat Car Park in Quarrelwood where there are picnic tables and sandstone plinths; also information leaflets from the Forestry Commission.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

The Elginia Trail also links into the Ancestorís Trail and Brumley Brae Car Park and you can, if you wish, continue on to Spynie Car Park. Sandstone waymarkers with a carved reptileís footprint represent the prehistoric fossils which were found in Cuttieshillock Quarry. Throughout the wood there are many old quarries where sandstone was taken for local buildings. Through the woods tread quietly and you may spot some of the local bird and animal life. Also take one of the short paths to the variety of viewpoints for the stunning views across the country and enjoy the rest or picnic on the seating provided. The Quarrelwood paths are a lovely way of exploring the natural beauty of Elginís attractive woodlands.

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

WALK GRADE:

Moderate
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MILEAGE:

2.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  01 Hour(s)  30 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Some steep parts, generally undulating terrain.

BARRIERS:

If you continue on to the Spynie Trail then there is a fairly busy road to cross, do so carefully.

TERRAIN:

The path has a mixture of aggregate vehicle road and wooded earth paths which are undulating and can be muddy when wet.

USERS:

All non motorised users have a right of access to use this route under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. Suitable for most abilities of walkers.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Access

You now have a 'right of access' to all the paths featured. You are required to act responsibly in accordance with the new Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC). Know the code before you go! To acknowledge landowners and farmers co-operation in making these walks possible leave the area as you find it, respect property and take care to stay away from farming and timber operations. Please keep dogs under control at all times and on a lead near livestock. Note: Please do not pick wild flowers, this is a criminal offence.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Useful Contacts

Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager
Email: ian.douglas@moray.gov.uk
Telephone: 01343 557049

Elgin Tourist Office
Elgin Library, Cooper Park, ELgin.
Telephone: 01343 542666

Forestry Commission-Recreation Manager (Moray)
Website: www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
Email: rachaeljones@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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