About Colony Trail
An easy-going trail through Scots pine woodland which passes the remains of houses of the Bennachie Colony, a crofting community which settled and farmed the land in the 1800s. Learn about the colonists' lives and work along this route. Pop into the Centre afterwards to learn more.
This trail starts from the Bennachie Centre.
How to get there:
Bennachie Centre - Travel on the A96 north past Inverurie. Approximately two miles beyond Inverurie take a road on the left sign posted to Chapel of Garioch. At Chapel of Garioch turn left (sign posted to the Bennachie Centre). Follow this road for two miles. The car park is signposted.
Back O'Bennachie - Follow the A96 north from Inverurie for approximately ten miles. At the 'Oyne Fork', turn left onto the B9002 which signposted to Insch. After three miles on this road, and after passing Oyne village, turn left up to the Back O'Bennachie car park (sign posted).
Donview Car Park - From Monymusk, head north on minor road towards Blairdaff. After approximately 1.5 miles, the car park is sign posted.
Rowantree Car Park - Follow the A96 north from Inverurie for approximately ten miles. Turn left just before the Oyne fork and take first right, signposted Rowantree Car Park.
OS Grid Reference: NJ698216
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4km or 2.5 miles
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