Paths, parks and countryside areas

Glen Loyne

  • Start point: Old military road beside Allt a Ghobhainn
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

A small group of scattered trees is all that remains of a once larger forest in this large isolated glen. One for experienced hill walkers only.

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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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