Paths, parks and countryside areas

Amat

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

A large series of woodlands between Amat and Glen Alladale at the head of Strath Carron include some of the most majestic and finest stands of ancient pinewood in the north of Scotland. This is a wonderful example of thriving ancient pinewood habitat in a spectacular mountain landscape.

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Rothiemurchus

  • Start point: Rothiemurchus Centre
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The second largest of the ancient pinewoods and a favourite tourist destination at the ‘gateway to the Highlands’ in Strathspey. Some magnificent mature pine trees, remnants of the large fellings during the two world wars, are surrounded by new growth of young trees.

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Ardgour

  • Start point: Inverscaddle Bay or Glenfinnan
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Set deep in the Ardnamurchan Peninsula there are opportunities for challenging long walks or more gentle strolls which still offer magnificent view of old pines.

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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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Glen Falloch

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

Scattered mature pines stand on Dun Falloch and down Glen Falloch, once known as ‘the hidden glen’. This is the most southerly pinewood in Scotland.

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