Culbin has trails to suit every need
If you just fancy a gentle, level stroll with a wheelchair or a pushchair, there are easy-reach destinations such as the Gravelpit ponds (from Wellhill) and the Minister’s Pool (from Nairn East Beach) with attractive benches to rest at when you get there.
Flat and level paths
Culbin's tracks and paths are mainly level, snaking their way through much higher dunes on either side. The main Hill 99 viewpoint trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. It has one higher section, but this can be bypassed with a shorter level walking route (between junctions 44 and 45). The viewpoint tower is accessible to wheelchair users up to its mid-point.
Culbin’s tracks and paths are usually level and in good condition. The walk to the Gravelpit Ponds from Wellhill offers a particularly good surface.
You could also head for the Hidden History or Sandlife stops, two mid-forest stopping points with benches which are about a 30-minute level walk from Wellhill. From there you can decide if you want to walk on to any of the other features of interest at Culbin. See a map of Culbin.
What are the paths like when wet?
Culbin has dry sandy soil and is seldom very muddy or slippery, even in winter.
Are the paths suitable for motorised wheelchairs?
Yes. If you plan to visit alone, you may find it helpful to notify a ranger of your presence in advance.
Descriptions for the visually impaired
At all Culbin’s features of interest you will find a highly tactile bench carved with a few words describing what's there.
Do I need special footwear or clothing?
This isn’t a mountainous forest, so good walking shoes are fine. If you’re going any distance it’s always sensible to take waterproofs and a snack with you, but no special clothing is required.
Is there good mobile phone coverage?
Sorry - no. There is patchy coverage for most networks.
Are there guided walks?
Yes - there is a programme of ranger-led activities here at Culbin, including occasional trailer-rides: bumpy but great fun!
If you have any queries about access at Culbin, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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