Walk: Darnaway hideaway - Findhorn west bank
|[View over the Findhorn gorge]|
This side of the wild Findhorn gorge seems to be more frequented by fisherman than walkers, with various deep pools marked out by wooden signboards and often accessed by steps descending the main path. Nevertheless this is a short and scenic circuit in a region unfairly neglected by tourists. Like much of the Darnaway Forest, there are good autumn colours and opportunities to spot red squirrels. Thick forest canopies ensures the ground stays shaded and damp year-round... but a little mud never hurt anyone, right?
|[Logie House can be glimpsed across the river]|
Name: Walk: Darnaway hideaway - Findhorn west bank ★★★☆☆
Length: 4 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 130 metres
Points of interest: Findhorn gorge
Start / finish: Car park off minor road 2 miles south of Conicavel, G.R.: NH 996514 ///bench.pine.craftsmen
Route: Car park - Dunearn Burn - Findhorn gorge, passing Pool Anchor, Mill Pool & Scuddach Pool - car park via forest tracks. Route waymarked in red.
Terrain: Narrow paths along the gorge edge, quite muddy at times, then tracks for return.
Wildlife today: Red squirrel in the forest; woodland birds.
Weather today: Increasingly sunny overhead, a few degrees above freezing, although damp and dark in the forest.
Route credit: Walkhighlands