Paths, parks and countryside areas

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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Guisachan and Cougie

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

Much of the original woodland in Guisachan forest has been destroyed by past commercial forestry activity but a new conservation programme is encouraging regeneration of the pines.

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Loch Arkaig and Glen Mallie

  • Start point: Clunes near Gairlochy
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

The vast mountains rising up from the huge Loch Arkaig makes for a dramatic backdrop to the pinewoods set into the north facing slopes.

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Glen Affric

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

Affric is one of the largest and most visited of the pinewoods and a photographer’s paradise. Mostly managed by the Forestry Commission the area has a variety of walks to suit all abilities.

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Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs

  • Type: National Nature Reserve
  • Location: Devon

The Undercliffs NNR stretches almost 7 miles in length between Axmouth in the west and Lyme Regis in the east and can be accessed via the South West Coast Path National Trailexternal link which runs through the entire length of the reserve.

More information:www.naturalengland.org.uk