A popular countryside setting for eating, shopping and walking
Logie Steading is a mini shopping centre in a rural setting, where you’ll find a number of craft businesses, retailers and things to do, and a conveniently located cafe.
Originally built as a model farm in the 1920s, Logie also offers salmon fishing, hosts outdoor theatre and pop-up events throughout the year.
Businesses based at Logie Steading include:
- The Cafe at Logie Steading
- Giles Pearson Antiques
- Logie Farm and Garden Shop
- The Board Room
- Logie Art Gallery
- Logie Bookshop
- The Whisky and Spirits Shop
- Long Room Venue Hire
- Aaron Sterrit Woodwork
Other things to see here:
- Logie House Gardens
- River Findhorn Heritage Centre
- Finderne Development Trust
- Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Rivers Trust
- Longhorn Cattle
- Logie Timber
- Ace Adventures and Hideaways
Walks from Logie Steading
There are also a number of spectacular walks to take from here, offering a variety of scenery and distance, with some really lovely views along this spectacular river valley.
Starting from the main pedestrian entrance to Logie Steading, cross the road and follow the path that goes past the play area.
This leads to a viewpoint where there are options for a variety of routes with varying distances
- 1km – Return loop to Logie Steading
- 3.5km – Upstream to the Meeting of The Waters
- Longer – Cross the Divie and follow the Findhorn past Randolph’s Leap and up to the Daltulich Bridge
The walks are not recommended for wheels of any sort.
There is also a relatively new path linking the Sluie Walk (downstream) with the walks listed above, which means you can walk more of the Findhorn from Logie Steading, with way-markers and maps at various points.
Maps are available to buy from the River Findhorn Interpretive Trust, based at the steading.
It is possible to join the Dava Way from these walks and there is access to the river for canoeists at Daltulich Bridge and Randolph’s Leap.
The river paths can be high above the river with unfenced sides and steep drops in many places. You are advised to take care.
White water rafting is a popular activity with excursions run by nearby Ace Adventures.
The gardens of Logie House are open to the public and are contained within two walls. Containing masses of colourful flowers, plants and bushes, this is a semi-formal garden that is tended personally by owners Panny and Alasdair Laing and their team. There is a separate ‘production garden’ area where plants are grown for sale in the nearby Logie Steading Farm and Garden Shop
Logie Steading is about six miles south of Forres, off the Grantown Road (A940 > B9007). Look out for the brown sign!
Further informationW: https://logie.co.uk
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- Distance from Forres: 6.8 miles
- Postcode: IV36 2QG
- What’s nearby: Forres
- Tags: Waymarked walks, gardens, nature, shopping (all areas)