Elgin – Quarrelwood Ancestors Trail

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

  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Terrain: Forest tracks

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

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some steep parts, undulating terrain

  • No barriers

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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 Ancestor’s 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.


Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager