Quarrelwood Walk

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Quarrelwood (or Quarrywood) is just outside Elgin, Moray. It's a wooded hill (127m, once an island) topped by conifers and ringed lower down by oaks and beeches. The hill is noted for its old quarries where fish and reptile fossils were found, notably the reptile Elginia, about the size of a large dog, which roamed here long before the dinosaurs. There are many paths, hence the need for the large number of waymarks. Paths are good; footwear is not a problem. It's an interesting family walk (with dog), with lots of information given. Refreshments, shops etc are in Elgin.

If you take one of the map leaflets from the car park, we have combined the red and green routes. You might note that the waymarkers (rather small stones, now becoming obscured by vegetation) show an Elginia's footprint along the red route and a human footprint on the green route...

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Moray - Countryside

Features

Birds, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland

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23.6 Miles