Welcome to Culbin. This is no ordinary forest and Culbin's fragile shoreline is no ordinary coast.
The Wellhill car park gives direct access to the spectacular Hill 99 trail and the rest of the forest. Leaflets, including a map of the forest, are available here, along with toilet facilities.
For full information on the fascinating history of this forest please visit the main Culbin website at www.culbin.org.uk.
- Check before you go - for details of trail closures, diversions and changes to listed events see the updates page.
Please note the following Car Park Charges
Any vehicle for 1hr - £1.00
Car for up to 3hrs - £1.50
Car all day - £2.00
Minibus/coach all day - £8.00
Annual Season Tickets are also available
How to get there:
By car from Nairn take the A96 east to Brodie, turn left over the railway and follow the Culbin Forest signs along the unclassified roads to Cloddymoss and Kintessack. Wellhill is one mile beyond Kintessack.
By train: The nearest station is Forres, three miles from Wellhill on foot, or a ten minute taxi-ride.
By bus: Local buses run from Forres to Dyke and Kintessack, villages close to Wellhill, on schooldays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Just ask the driver or any other passenger for advice on the best place to walk from.
By bike: National Cycle Route 1 runs through the south side of Culbin, around 800 metres from the main car park at Wellhill.
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Other places to go in Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire
What's on in Forests of Moray and Aberdeenshire
- World War 2 Walk Sunday 23 June 2013
- Teddy's Woodland Adventure Thursday 4 July 2013
- Teddy's Woodland Adventure at the Bin Quarry Tuesday 9 July 2013
- Mini Beast Hunt at Tyrebagger Thursday 11 July 2013
- Mini Beast Hunt at The Bin Tuesday 16 July 2013
- Magic Forest at Countesswells Thursday 18 July 2013
- Sensory Explosion Tuesday 23 July 2013
- Nature Treasure Hunt at Dunnottar Woods Thursday 25 July 2013
- Tracking for the Brave at The Bin Tuesday 30 July 2013
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|Hill 99 is the only formal waymarked trail, but use the Culbin leaflet to explore this unique and diverse jewel in the crown of Forestry Commission Scotland.
Hill 99 trail
|Culbin's flat landscape provides ideal roads for family cycling.
|Culbin’s wide range of tracks, trails and paths provides a wonderful choice for riders. Cloddymoss has the best access for horse-boxes and from there you can either head east towards Findhorn Bay and Buckie Loch, or west towards the less-visited Nairn end (but please avoid the fragile saltmarshes).|
|Man has had links to this area for 3000 years. Look out for evidence of our impact in the most unlikely places!|
|Follow the Hill 99 trail for a squirrel's eye view across the forest and for miles to the north.|