Paths, parks and countryside areas

Glen Moriston

  • Start point: Fort Augustus or Torgyle Bridge
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Steeped in the history of Bonnie Prince Charlie, Glen Moriston has a wonderful mixture of mountain, river and woodland features. The small remnants of the ancient pinewood are being augmented by new native woodland planting to create a new wild wood.

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Glen Nevis

  • Start point: Car park at Achriachbhach
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Nestled among the foothills of Scotland’s highest Mountain Ben Nevis the pinewood is a small remnant but set in such dramatic scenery it is a worthwhile place to visit.

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Glen Orchy

  • Start point: Eas Urchaidh car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Two small oases of ancient pinewood lie in a sea of commercial forest plantations alongside the River Orchy in Argyll and Bute. Owned by the Forestry Commission the woods are now part of a Caledonian Forest reserve with plans to restore native woodland in the area.

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Glen Strathfarrar

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

Strathfarrar is the northernmost of the glens stretching west from Strathglas. The pinewoods extend several miles up this dramatic and picturesque glen.

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Glen Tanar

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

The extent of this large pinewood covering over 1000ha remains much as it did on the 17th century Blaeu Atlas of Scotland. The structure of the wood has been much altered with centuries of felling, fire and grazing. Now much of this protected site is undergoing conservation management including a strict reserve zone in a small area owned by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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