Paths, parks and countryside areas

Barisdale

  • Start point: Barrisdale Bay
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Barisdale is a small pinewood in one of the most remote areas of Scotland with no road vehicle access. A challenging and long route for experienced walkers but highly rewarding.

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Black Wood of Rannoch

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

This large pinewood on the southern shore of Loch Rannoch deep in the Grampian mountains and once the legendary home of thieves and outlaws. The Forestry Commission have had a presence here for over 60 years.

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Blackmount

  • Start point: Bridge of Orchy
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Three woods, Glen Fuar, Doire Darach and Crannach, make up the Blackmount woods near Loch Tulla on the edge of the great Rannoch Moor peatland.

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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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Meggernie

  • Start point: Bridge of Balgie, Glen Lyon
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The old wood of Meggernie lies in upper Glen Lyon near Meggernie Castle. Magnificent old trees between 200 and 300 years old cover the slopes on the south shore of the River Lyon and at Croch na keys.

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