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"Lochindorb" Forres Off The Beaten Path Tip by iaint

Forres Off The Beaten Path: 4 reviews and 14 photos

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  • Lochindorb - Forres

Believe me, this is way off the beaten path.

You take the Grantown road (A940) south of town for about 29km, and watch out for the Lochindorb sign on the right. Then you take a single track road for about a mile to the lochside. Don't go in winter if there's snow about!

The loch sits high up on Dava Moor, remote and forbidding. In the middle is an island with a ruined castle - also remote and forbidding. The name means 'Loch of Trouble' in Gaelic and the castle dates back to the 13th century. At the end of the 14th century, it was given by Robert II to his 3rd son - the infamous Wolf of Badenoch (Alexander Stewart) who (among other ill deeds) destroyed Elgin Cathedral.

Great spot for a picnic and walk if the weather is good.

The drive there and back is through delightful countryside - farms, forests and moorlands.


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  • Updated Jun 14, 2009
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