Whiteash Hill

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A very pleasant historical walk near Fochabers, Moray; the route climbs to 250m, enabling good views across Moray. Of particular interest are the monument to the Duchess of Richmond, wife of the 6th Duke of Gordon, at the highest point of the walk, the gazebo sited at another viewpoint and Ranald's Grave. (Ranald was the 'king' of a band of tinkers who lived in the wood on Whiteash Hill and robbed travellers on the nearby old road from Aberdeen to Inverness. He was executed and buried on the site of his tinker camp).

Wildlife on Whiteash Hill include capercaillie, ospreys, buzzards, badgers, roe-deer, red squirrels and foxes.

Paths are good and are waymarked, but stout footwear is recommended; a nice family walk (with dog). Refreshments, shops and toilets etc are available in Fochabers.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Strathspey


Ancient Monument, Birds, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland