Paths, parks and countryside areas

Coulin

  • Start point: Loch Clair or Achnashellach railway station
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The mature pine trees in the Coulin wood beside the reed fringed Loch Clair provide an enchanting scene amongst the bleak surrounding moorland.

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Glen Cannich

  • Start point: Cannich
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The ancient pinewoods in Glen Cannich have been decimated by past fires and forest management. They are now under recovery and this beautiful glen is well worth a visit.

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Coille na Glas Leitire

  • Start point: Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

On the shore of Loch Maree sits a large pinewood, Coille na Glas Leitire, which was the first National Nature Reserve to be designated in Britain. Large islands in the loch also support magnificent pine trees.

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Shieldaig

  • Start point: Shieldaig
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The small pinewood which occupies the steep craggy slopes of Ben Shieldaig is the most westerly of all Scotland’s ancient pinewoods. The trees extend down to the main road where several magnificent specimens over 250 years old line the shore of Loch Dughaill.

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Rhidorroch

  • Start point: Ullapool
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The pinewood lies in the tranquil Glen Achall near the purpose built 18th century fishing town of Ullapool. Once the gathering ground for driven cattle heading to the markets in the east the glen holds many delights from broad flood plans to steep crags and majestic waterfalls. Birch and pinewoods lie to the east of Loch Achall.

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