Lhanbryde – Crooked Wood and Urquhart

Located just a few miles east of Elgin, the woodland and countryside around the village of Lhanbryde provide a great opportunity for outdoor access.

  • Unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies
  • Terrain: Varied surfaces

    Informal earth path within the woodland, with several short steep sections. Generally dry but can be muddy in places, so stout footwear is recommended. There is a quiet section of public road between Crooked Wood and Urquhart.

  • Gradient: Short steep sections

    Although generally level or gently undulating, there are some short steep sections, particularly within the woodland.

  • Barriers: Some barriers

    A flight of steps near the entrance to the wood. Two short steep sections of path within the woodland are slippy when wet. Also watch out for tree roots.

  • Fully signed

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Crooked Wood is located on the north edge of the village, and is ever popular with the local community. It is a commercial pine woodland with a bracken floor, but is nonetheless home to a wealth of wildlife from red squirrels and deer to finches and buzzards.

Signs lead from the village centre, to a waymarked, circular route around the wood’s perimeter, although the route can be extended along the quiet country road to the neighbouring village of Urquhart.


Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager


Lhanbryde Community Centre

  • Tel. 01343 843025