A tranquil meander through Brodie woodlands
This is a pleasant trail around the pond at Brodie Castle. The water feature lies at the end of a long avenue of trees leading west from the castle. It provides a peaceful and relaxing walk, run or cycle, with wildlife and particularly birds to be seen all year round.
It’s a great place for families to visit the resident ducks and swans. The path has recently been improved and is largely wheelchair-friendly. There are two bird hides.
Additions for 2022 include a series of tree-trunk sculptures.
An interesting feature of the pond is a floating bio-sculpture. Added in 2016 as part of the Findhorn Bay Festival to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Biomatrix was commissioned to develop a series of floating ecosystems to form a biological sculpture. This project creates a habitat for birds, fish and other species.
Off the track, there is a memorial building with wrought iron gates. This is a burial ground for the Brodie clan that used to own the castle and land. On the back wall is a large coat of arms with three plaques below, and there are several plaques around the side walls.
There is parking for about four cars at the pond, or you can park in the castle grounds if visiting the castle (fee for non-members of the NTS, and a longer walk!).
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Travel itinerary plannerBrodie Pond is in the following sections:
- Distance from Forres: 4 miles
- Postcode: IV36 2TE
- What3words: unfounded.snores.judge
- What’s nearby: Forres
- Tags: Waymarked walks, birdwatching, nature, way, wildlife (all areas)