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Culbin - Hill 99 and Gravel Pit Ponds Trail

Wellhill, Kintessack, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TG

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Trail Information

  • The route leads from the Wellhill car park and public toilets to the Gravel Pit Ponds.
  • This route covers part of the Hill 99 Trail but not all the trail.
  • This section of the route is approximately 1.1km long.
  • The surface of the route is concrete with a loose sandy surface in places.
  • There is clear directional signage located at regular intervals along the trails.
  • There are some slight slopes on the route.
  • There are resting points in places along the route.
  • There is bench seating next to the gravel pit ponds.
  • There are no toilets along the trail.
  • For more information about the Hill 99 Trail and Gravel Pit Pond please click here.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • Leave the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen Road at Brodie, following the signs to Culbin. The main car park is at Wellhill. Sat Nav Directions - IV36 2TG is the nearest postcode. Wellhill car park is at grid reference NH 997 615.
  • By Bus
    • There is not a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • Moray Council offers a limited local bus service (no. 318) running from Forres to Kintessack on school days, Tuesdays and Fridays. It's about a mile (1.6km) from Kintessack to Wellhill. There are also regular buses to Forres running between Aberdeen and Inverness.
  • By Train
    • The nearest Railway Station is Forres.
    • The nearest railway station is Forres, 3 miles (4.8km) from Wellhill on foot, or a ten minute taxi ride.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Culbin Forest is not generally staffed.
  • Forestry Commission leaflets, maps and publications can be provided in alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language. For more information please contact: The Diversity Team via telephone: 0300 067 5000 or e-mail:

Parking and Public Toilets