Paths, parks and countryside areas

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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Dulnain

  • Start point: Dalnahaitnach, Carrbridge
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The pinewoods surround the River Dulnain and stretch over to Kinveachy west of Carrbridge at the foot of the Monadhliath mountains.

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Mar

  • Start point: Linn of Dee car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Mar forest on the south eastern slopes of the Cairngorms consists of three pinewoods occupying Glen Derry, Glen Quoich and Glen Luibeg. Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, Mar estate is being managed primarily for conservation.

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Inshriach/Invereshie

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

Much of the pine forest on the lower reaches of the River Feshie is within a National Nature Reserve and some smaller areas of pine are within nearby Forestry Commission land.

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