Tom Dubh Trail
Route: Circular walk around the periphery of the wood with fine views overlooking Glenlivet and Ben Rinnes.
Distance: 2.5km (1.5 miles) circular
Duration: Allow 30mins-1 hour
Start: Layby off unclassified road (nr Croft Inn): NJ 213 295
Follow the path up between the fields heading straight for the little plantation of Tom Dubh. In Gaelic Tom means hillock, or knoll and Dubh means black or dark. Take time to pause and admire the views behind you across the farmland to the prominent hill of Ben Rinnes. On reaching the wood, turn left and follow the track around the edge of the wood.
Tree felling works have opened up more viewpoints overlooking the surrounding countryside. The woodland rides can be popular with butterflies during the summer – look out for the Scotch Argus, commonly on the wing during August. On completing your circuit return down the same path you ascended to the start point.
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