MHG55613 - Ord Wood Carriage Track, Strathpeffer


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • PATH (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

In addition to Jubilee Drive, there was also a carriage path into Ord Wood which went up to the Flagstaff. It was a ‘favourite perambulation of the Victorian visitor’ (Murray 1985). It may have originated as a drove road: ‘Skirting the graveyard was a drove road which at the junction with a farm track had a well, used alike by residents and passers-by. A pump which supplanted the well was in use until just before the First World War’ (Finlayson 1979, 31). The exact route is not known.

Information from Duncan Finlayson, ARCH Remembering Strathpeffer Project, 2011

Finlayson, C., 1979. The Strath: the biography of Strathpeffer: Scotland's famous spa, and district. Edinburgh: St Andrew Press.
Murray, D., 1985. Victorian Strathpeffer. A walk around this unique highland village. Inverness <1>

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference NH 4778 5818 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH45NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (0)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.