The Forestry Commission is to undertake a visitor attraction survey at one of the most popular woodland areas in Moray.
Culbin Forest has miles of trails through mossy glades and sand dunes as it meets the Moray coastline that have always been popular with visitors and locals alike.
Now Forestry Commission Scotland say they want to make much more of the natural attraction that is already known as a location for walking or spotting dolphins and seals on the Moray Firth.
Community and recreation officer for the organisation is Doug Collins, who said: “The forest is a really popular destination for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and we would like to hear from local people and visitors about that they think we could do to make it a better experience.
“We are aiming to identify ways in which we can make the forest more accessible and enjoyable for as wide a range of people as possible and how we can improve the information we provide about it.”
Throughout August and September visitors will be met at the entry points to the forest by volunteers who will undertake face-to-face interviews, with members of the public being asked to help inform the commission on what areas improvements can best be made.