We took a wee wander up the winding walks in Fochabers , thats winding as in winding up a clock and not winding as in kicking a football into someones chest. Anyway the winding walks or windy walks as we call them are just ootside Karens hometown village of Fochabers on the A98 to Buckie.
We took the blue trail which would take us to the top of the hill where the monument sits. The paths are well looked after and most are old Forestry Commission tracks. Obviously its all up hill to the monument but its not got any steep parts and winds its way up hence the name.
There was a picnic table on this path at a small pond ,but the monument itself has a seat when you get there for when your getting the snacks and drinks out.
On the walk back down we passed Ranalds Grave,wouldnt want to be up here after dark lol. A massive ant hill at the side of the path didnt appear to be active, maybe its too early for them.
We also took a wee detour along to the viewpoint on the yellow path, but its all fenced off for some reason. it has abonny view down to Fochabers itself.
Malf got a drink once we were back near the carpark at the old intake.
The map says the blue walk takes 2 hours and its about right even for us unfit folk.
We love these woods for walks and come here very often, its handy cause we can stop in past the inlaws on the way home for coffee and sometimes cakes. which Malf also likes.
Check out the gallery of photo’s from oor walk up the winding walks.
Google map Of The windy walk car park