Culbin is free to visit and is open all year round. It's located along the Moray Firth coastline east of Nairn and west of Forres. The main entrance (at Wellhill) is near Forres and well signposted from the A96.
The Culbin map (PDF 3.5Mb) shows all the access points for the forest and foreshore.
The OS Grid Reference for Wellhill is NH997615.
If you're coming from further afield, you might like to view a map of where Culbin is in Scotland. This map also shows the location of Wellhill. (Link to an external site).
Where should I start?
So how do I get there?
Leave the A96 Inverness – Aberdeen road at Brodie, following the signs to Culbin.
The nearest station is Forres, three miles from Wellhill on foot, or a ten minute taxi-ride. Check train times on the Scotrail website.
Forres has good connections running between Aberdeen and Inverness. Moray Council offers a limited local service (no. 318) running to Kintessack from Forres on schooldays, Tuesdays and Fridays. It's about a mile from Kintessack to Wellhill.
National Cycle Route 1 runs through the south side of Culbin, around 800 metres from the main car park at Wellhill. For more details see the sustrans website.
Traveline Scotland provides information on public transport services throughout Scotland.