Paths, parks and countryside areas

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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Scoska Wood

  • Distance or area: 10 hectares
  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: North Yorkshire

Scoska Wood NNR is a strip of ash woodland and pasture on the slopes of Littondale - the valley of the River Skirfare - between the villages of Litton and Arncliffe. The underlying Carboniferous Limestone has had a major influence on the reserve's plant life. Woodland clings to the limestone scars and rocky slopes and merges into herb-rich neutral pasture below.

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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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Rodney Stoke

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Somerset

With stunning views and a rich flora and fauna, Rodney Stoke NNR is a fine example of the woodlands that can be found on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills. The reserve has two main habitat types; broadleaved woodland and calcareous grassland.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk

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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