Elgin – Quarrelwood Spynie Trail

This is an ‘all abilities path’ through the Quarrelwood called The Spynie Trail. Approximately 2km long, the trail itself has a variety of short routes and also links into other path networks.

  • Accessibility: Accessible for all users

    Horse users are asked to use the forest vehicle tracks to prevent damage to the ‘all abilities’ path.

  • Gravel path
  • Generally level
  • No barriers
  • Fully signed

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The route starts from Spynie Car Park, nearly opposite the entrance to a dental practice & a care home. From the car park walk past the barrier & immediately take the first path off to the right into the trees.

Look out for the waymarker stones laid flat on the ground. They are engraved with a squirrel footprint & some also indicate alternative routes back to the car park.

Follow the path ahead through the woods, ignoring any paths to the left or right. Eventually, the path begins to veer left & soon the back gardens of a row of houses come into view. Take the next broad path on the left, that runs parallel to the garden fences.

When you see a white water treatment building on the left, turn towards it. Before you reach its gates, take the path to the left that runs diagonally away from the side of the building. Turn right at a fork in the path to walk along behind then beyond the building.

At the next fork, take the more narrow path to the left. This takes you back to the main path from the car park. Turn left & go past the barrier to re-enter the car park.


Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager


 Forestry and Land Scotland – Huntly Office