Archiestown – Cairn Cattoch

Cairn Cattoch Walk is one of several waymarked walks within the forest to the north of Archiestown.

  • Accessibility: Suitable for a wide range of users

    The route is suitable for a wide range of users, although cyclists may require to dismount on the short section to the viewpoint

  • Terrain: Forest tracks

    Mainly on forest track. There is a short section of rough earth path through heather to reach the summit viewpoint. Stout footwear is advised

  • Gradient: Mixed gradient

    Long gentle climb along most of route, with a steeper section leading to the viewpoint. A total climb of 130 metres (390ft) with the summit sitting at 369 metres (1120ft) above sea level

  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

Archiestown – Forest Circular

This circular walk takes you deep into woodland along tracks which are not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    A mixture of bare earth and gravel paths. Surfaces can be muddy in places.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some steady inclines and declines.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    Several narrow bridges/ platform bridges. Tree roots in places.

Archiestown – Village Walk

This circular walk round Archiestown includes some dirt tracks and fairly exposed sections which make it unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies. It gives outstanding views of the surrounding countryside but some parts will be very muddy in wet weather and there are sections with no pavements, so care is needed along the roads.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Mixture of Tarmac paths and gravel tracks. Can be muddy in wet weather. Can also be quite exposed.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some gentle inclines and declines.

Archiestown Woods

This is a circular route of about twelve miles through forestry and on quiet public roads. It connects with the Speyside Way and the Drum Wood circular route. The Mannoch Road is an ancient right of way that runs from Elgin to Knockando; the name comes from the Gaelic work for monk.