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Elgin: Millbuies Country Park



PATH NAME:

Elgin: Millbuies Country Park

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

Elgin
Millbuies

INTRODUCTION:

Millbuies Loch was created by the damming of streams to provide angling facilities on the loch.Moray District Council took over the estate in 1975 and the fishing was extended to the public.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

Millbuies Loch was created by the damming of streams to provide angling facilities on the Loch. Moray District Council took over the estate in 1975 and the fishing was extended to the public. Many improvements were made to the estate over the years, and now Millbuies offers a variety of family orientated activities. There is a car park and grass area for play with picnic tables and barbecue points. The featured path around the loch is hard aggregate with various other paths leading off to scenic views. A large variety of rhododendrons and trees have been planted and this attracts wildlife, from red squirrels feeding at the station to roe deer, badger, rabbit and if you are quiet and lucky, pine martin. On the loch there is mallard, tufted duck, moorhen and swan. In the loch, which is stocked with rainbow trout, you can hire a boat for fly-fishing. This is an excellent outdoor environment to be enjoyed by the whole family

WALK GRADE:

Easy
A generally flat level path with good surfaces of less than two miles distance.

MILEAGE:

1.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

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TERRAIN:

Physical Features and Terrain: Generally level with good surfaced paths. Initially there is a steep gradient down to the Loch. Some steps, walkboards and bridges.

USERS:

Available to all users who have a right of responsible access established by law. Horse users are asked not to use the lochside paths as they are narrow and may be subject to erosion.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Responsible 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

OTHER INFORMATION: Useful downloads

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