Archiestown is very picturesque and this short, circular walk takes you round the village along tarmac surfaces, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.
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
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.
Some steady inclines and declines.
Barriers: Some barriers
Several narrow bridges/ platform bridges. Tree roots in places.
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.
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.