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Enjoy wide views on the doorstep of Inverness

Daviot Wood

Woods for all

Daviot Wood is a great place to relax that's just on the doorstep of Inverness. The paths here are wide and level, so they're ideal for family cycling.

The forest here is relatively young, but it already shelters much more varied wildlife than the open moorland that was here before. Dragonflies breed in forest pools, owls hunt through the trees at night, and deer may well be watching you as you walk.

Our guide to the Forests of Inverness (PDF 4MB) will help you explore Daviot Wood and other woods around the city.

Please note, brushcutting work will be taking place from Monday 6th March. Please observe any onsite signage.


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Life's essentials

There are lots of places to eat in Inverness.

Walking trails

Please note, brushcutting work will be taking place from Monday 6th March. Please observe any onsite signage.


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Contact: Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District

Address: Tower Road, Smithton, Inverness

Postcode: IV2 7NL

Telephone: 0300 067 6100

Email: invernessrossskye@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

You get to the main car park from the northbound lane of the A9, about 1½ miles (2.4 km) north of Daviot village. Turn off the A9 following signs for the Tourist Information Centre. The car park is at grid reference NH 710 413.

You can also reach Daviot Wood from Castleton Village in Milton of Leys, south of Inverness. There’s a path leading to the forest at grid reference NH 699 417.

Nearby places

At Culloden you can explore attractive woodland steeped in history and folklore. Further afield, Littlemill is full of wildflowers in spring and has intriguing glacial features.


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