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Inspirational woodland adjacent to the wide and fast River Spey.

Several colour-marked routes guide you through this maze of trees, otherwise you might well become... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
A haven of peace and beauty

To me, one of the loveliest places I have visited and on several occasions. Always tranquil as you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Valerie R
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Forest Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a medium to easy walk, with well established paths. The hilly bits could be an issue in wet weather, but we had super sunny days and the trail was dry. Plenty of sheep on the hills , so took notice of warnings to...More

2  Thank Iain B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Before I start this report a little history and background of myself which may help explain my point of view. Back in the mid eighties as a keen Salmon and Trout fisherman I came across Grantown on Spey and fell in love, to cut a...More

7  Thank MrMiller458458
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Several colour-marked routes guide you through this maze of trees, otherwise you might well become lost! The variety of trees, shrubs and ground-covering plants is staggering. The colours of the foliage are amazing. You may be lucky and see red squirrels and crested tits. If...More

Thank dilps2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To me, one of the loveliest places I have visited and on several occasions. Always tranquil as you stroll through, catching sight of a red squirrel or crested tit if you are lucky enough. Blue-tits, coal tits, chaffinches are always to be seen. Outstanding flora...More

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming here in autumn is a very gratifying experience. The colors! And such a pleasant smell. I got lost even though the road was marked. But it was definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we did not have a car (driving on the “other side” was not something we would do), so our choices for exploring the Highlands were limited. And yet we enjoyed three beautiful walks not far from the Grant Arms Hotel, where we stayed. 1....More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a cycle tour of Scotland and made this little detour off the Speyside way. These woods are beautiful, it was worth the taking the time.

Thank Shaunagh E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Grant Arms hotel so turned left out of the hotel and walked down the main road until we came to a sign on the left, directing us to the river Spey Walk. We followed this path which ran along the...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Staying at Grant Arms Hotel so short walk to Anagach Woods with birding friend. Red squirrels in towering pine trees. Fly fishermen in the Spey looked like an old painting. Birds, the usual suspects. Lovely walk on a warm and sunny afternoon. Would do it...More

1  Thank _emckeefe
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Wonderful walks in stunning setting. Sadly did not see any red squirrels this time. Really disappointed to see so much litter near the car park when there was a bin very close. Why do people do this? Discarded food wrappers and even a dog poo...More

Thank anyeka
Reviewed 23 September 2018

So peaceful and quiet - please don't go there unless you are prepared to be likewise. Beautiful trees and wildlife to see - but please respect it.

1  Thank Gill R
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Absolutely fab woodlands for dog walking. Loads of different routes and scenery. You can get get lost but think in have the hang of it now although still to manage the full red route.

1  Thank Marion R
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Linda B
23 July 2015|
Response from stephenjtwist | Reviewed this property |
Stephanie and I visited on 22 September and were unaware of any such problem. I would have no hesitation taking children here. One option to keep their interest would be to walk to the end of the military road (easy going... More