Circular walk through ancient Douglas Firs
Torrieston is a way-marked family trail with some great views across the Moray countryside.
There are two trails managed by Forestry and Land Scotland, the Douglas Fir Avenue Trail and the Black Burn Trail.
Douglas Fir Avenue Trail
The first is a combination of beech and pine with with elegant old (read tall) Douglas Firs. It’s a two-mile loop with some slopes, rough and muddy in places with tree roots and uneven gravel.
Wildlife you are likely to see includes red squirrels darting up and down the trees.
The second trail is Black Burn trail across the road from the car park and and a gentle loop for all abilities.
Wander through the open pinewoods to the Black Burn. Paths are wide, firm and have smooth gravel surfaces throughout. There are some short moderate slopes although generally flat, a small bridge (1.2m wide) good for playing pooh sticks and plenty of places to rest and have a picnic.
Look out for otters and salmon in the dark waters. The giant Douglas Firs were planted in the 1920s by the forestry commission. This trail is 1.25 miles (1.9km).
Good footwear is recommended on both walks as it can be a bit muddy in places.
Further informationW: https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/torrieston
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- Distance from Forres: 11.4 miles
- Postcode: IV30 8WL
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