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Forres: Dyke & Kintessack Circular



PATH NAME:

Forres: Dyke & Kintessack Circular

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

Dyke
Kintessack

INTRODUCTION:

A circular route linking the rural communities of Dyke and Kintessack, with a spur to Broom of Moy, and on to the wider network of paths around Forres. Click on the FORRES FOOTPATHS TRUST WEBSITE link at the bottom of this page for more information on the Forres Paths Network.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

Start: Dyke Community Hall Car Park. Signing: The route is marked with timber finger posts and waymarkers with LIGHT BLUE arrows. A signed shortcut is available that links Dyke and Kintessack directly along the minor road, allowing users the option of two shorter loops. Click on the 'Dyke & Kintessack Circular Path- Detailed Route Directions' on the Useful Downloads section at the bottom of this page for more information.

SIGNAGE:

Fully Signed

WALK GRADE:

Hard
A path which is generally over four miles, with varying surfaces and gradients along its length. In some instances the path could be less than four miles where it has excessive gradient and/or covers rough terrain.

MILEAGE:

6.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  03 Hour(s)  00 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Generally level.

BARRIERS:

Bridge with steps located at Wellhead.

TERRAIN:

Minor tarmac roads, forest tracks, earth paths, and short sections of gravel paths. NOTE: In the winter a short section of the path between Dyke and Culbin Forest (at Loanhead) can be very wet. Waterproof boots or wellingtons are advised.

USERS:

All non motorised users have a right of access to use this route under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. There is a short section of grass path between Dyke and Loanhead which can be rough and unsuitable for cyling along.

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, Ian Douglas - Tel. 01343 557049 Traveline Public Transport Info 0870 608 2608

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