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About Aldie Burn, Forest and Walk

Aldie Burn runs through the forest making its way down to the sea. This burn once gave power to several watermills in the area and supplied the market town of Tain with water.

This is a place for families and leisure seekers alike, it is full of pine trees and conifers. It is the perfect place where if you are really lucky you can spot a capercaillie and pine marten. This easy forestry walk is popular with walkers, dog-walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

There are two marked walks, and the path has been improved to make it suitable for many pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is also a number of un-marked forest roads that are easy to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback.

There are organised training runs in the forest to suit all levels, as well as the annual Tain Hill Trail Race.

Aldie Burn is only 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Tain. From the A9, on the North Coast 500 route, you will see brown signs to Aldie Burn forest walk.


  • Cyclists Welcome
  • Horses Welcome
  • Parking
  • Pushchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access