A great place to visit if you're looking for an easy woodland walk


Enjoy the forest at Balnacoul

This open pinewood is just a stone's throw from Mosstodloch and the A96 - it's a great place to stretch your legs.


  • Tree felling work will be taking place at Balnacoul between mid-December and the end of February 2019, affecting access to Webster Way as work progresses. Please obey all signs while the work is taking place.

Parking Walking


There’s room for six cars in the Webster Way car park at Balnacoul Wood, but also ample parking on the dead end road itself.

Life’s essentials

Head into Mosstodloch or nearby Fochabers for refreshments and shops. There are public toilets in Fochabers.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Wondering who Webster Way is named after? This trail is named in honour of Jim Webster, who was Forestry Commission Scotland’s Chief Forester in this area for many years. Jim lived locally and contributed greatly to life in the village of Mosstodloch.

Contact: Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District

Address: Portsoy Road, Huntly

Postcode: AB54 4SJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6200


How to get here

Turn into the village of Mosstodloch from the A96. Take the short dead-end road leading off at the War Memorial. The car park is 100m on the right.

The car park is at grid reference NJ 328 598.

Using SatNav?

IV32 7JA is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The nearest railway station is at Elgin. There are also regular buses linking the towns and villages along the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen. Mosstodloch is the nearest stop. You’ll find service details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

If you’re looking for more walks locally, or a lovely woodland picnic site, try Winding Walks, just east of Fochabers. Keen mountain bikers can head for the Moray Monster Trails at Winding Walks and Ordiequish.

Why not visit Fochabers Folk Museum while you’re in the area? Other local attractions include Baxters Highland Village and Christies Garden Centre.

Fochabers has an intriguing museum, which tells the history of the town and the nearby airbase.

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