Cairn Muldonich (Trail 4)
From the car park at Allanreid, go 200m (NW) along the public road then turn right (SE) to join a forest road. Follow the forest road uphill through the woods before leveling out where the road turns northwards and descends steeply to cross the Allt a Choileachain Burn at a ford. Continue across the small ford and follow the forest road (NW) to the Estate boundary and the start of Forestry Commission woodlands. A signpost marks the boundary. Here a track to the right (E) can be used as a detour to reach the site of The Battle of Glenlivet (1594). To continue keep left following the FC red markers to the FC car park at Morinsh. Turn left (SW) onto B9009 and continue southwards to Auchbreck. Join the B9008 at the hairpin bend taking the left fork at the junction and head (S) towards Tomnavoulin. Please take care on this section of public road. Just before the B9008 crosses the river Livet turn left onto the Tombae road, and head (SE) then (E) continuing up the River Livet on the public road back to Allanreid.
17.5km (10.5 miles) – 50% off-road
A good combination of forest and public roads, though the initial ascent through the woods can be tiring. Off-road sections are generally smooth and hard forest roads, although rough and bumpy in places. Well sheltered with some excellent views. The route can be cycled in either direction depending on whether you want to take the public road section at the beginning or end of the route. The description below follows the anti-clockwise route.
Recommended start point:
Allanreid (GR 235 249)
Other car parks:
Forestry Commission Morinsh (GR 223 303), Tomnavoulin (GR 212 265)
Places of interest:
Site of the Battle of Glenlivet
Location and map
Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.
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