Paths, parks and countryside areas

Ballochbuie

  • Start point: Old Bridge of Dee
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Part of the royal estate of Balmoral in Deeside, this large ancient pinewood was spared the 19th century fellings by the intervention of Queen Victoria. Some of the trees here are at least 400 years old and there are lovely areas of peatbog with stunted pine less than two metres tall and over 100 years old.

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Strath Vaich

  • Start point: Blackbridge car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Hugging the west shore of Loch Vaich this small pinewood holds some splendid mature pines and is undergoing restoration management in parts, to protect young trees.

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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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Tyndrum

  • Start point: Dalrigh car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Coille Corie Chuilc Pinewood sits nestled in the foothills of Ben Lui near the village of Tyndrum. It is hard to avoid a feeling of being in a primeval landscape although the truth is that human influence has greatly shaped the area.

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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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