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
Pavements, farm tracks and informal woodland paths (gravel and earth). Some paths can be muddy in places, so stout footwear is recommended.
- Generally level
Barriers: Some barriers
Crossing of the busy A96 road - great care required.
- Partly signed
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Loch na Bo is a picturesque but little known man-made loch to the south of Lhanbryde. It is surrounded by woodland and is full of wildlife, including red squirrels, Daubenton (water) bats, minks, and swans. To reach Loch na Bo follow the Garmouth Road and turn right at the playing field past the Community Centre.
Take the second left onto Elsher Road and at the far end, walk down the slope onto the path that runs along the back of the cemetery. Turn right and follow the track to the A96.
Cross this busy road with care, particularly if you have children in your party. Follow the private road directly opposite. This leads you to a waymarked path around the Loch, with other forest paths to explore. Return using the same route.
The access route from the B9103 road has now been re-surfaced and provides much better access to the car park.
Please note that the short cut route to the south end of the loch has a barbed wire fence across it, in the meantime follow the long route around.