Elgin – Quarrelwood Elginia Trail

The Elginia Trail is a circular route which starts from Leggat Car Park in Quarrelwood where there are picnic tables and sandstone plinths; also information leaflets from the Forestry Commission.

  • Suitable for a wide range of users
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    The path has a mixture of aggregate vehicle road and wooded earth paths which are undulating and can be muddy when wet.

  • Gradient: Undulating

    Some steep parts, generally undulating terrain.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    If you continue on to the Spynie Trail then there is a fairly busy road to cross.

  • Fully signed

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If you have followed this route and noticed any differences please report a route change by sending an email to: 

Send us a GPX track

We would like to offer GPS tracks of all routes on this site.

If you are able to help please create a GPX track of this route (no detours) and send it to us for inclusion.

The Elginia Trail also links into the Ancestor’s Trail and Brumley Brae Car Park and you can, if you wish, continue on to Spynie Car Park.

Sandstone waymarkers with a carved reptile’s footprint represent the prehistoric fossils which were found in Cuttieshillock Quarry. Throughout the wood there are many old quarries where sandstone was taken for local buildings. Through the woods tread quietly and you may spot some of the local bird and animal life.

Also take one of the short paths to the variety of viewpoints for the stunning views across the country and enjoy the rest or picnic on the seating provided. The Quarrelwood paths are a lovely way of exploring the natural beauty of Elgin’s attractive woodlands.


Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager