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Elgin: Quarrelwood Ancestors Trail



PATH NAME:

Elgin: Quarrelwood Ancestors Trail

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

Elgin

INTRODUCTION:

The Ancestorís Trail meanders through the beautiful Oakwood part of which is an ancient semi natural wood.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

It is thought Neolithic man used this wood for ceremonial purposes because of the Henge, where pottery and a bronze age axe mould was found. Stone waymarkers with a carved footprint reflect on past users. Follow this circular trail from Brumley Brae Car Park and see the large variety of bird life in the woods. Look out for roe deer and red squirrels and other small animal life. There is a variety of paths that lead off from the Ancestorís Trail and if you choose you can also link into the Elginia Trail and continue through to the Leggat Car Park where there are picnic tables and information leaflets from the Forestry Commission.

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

WALK GRADE:

Moderate
An undulating path of between one and four miles, which may have a few short steep sections and/or varying surfaces.

MILEAGE:

2.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  01 Hour(s)  30 Minute(s)

TERRAIN:

Terrain and Physical features: The path surface is of woodland earth which can be muddy when wet and undulating with exposed tree roots.

USERS:

Available to all users who have a right of responsible access established by law.

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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