Paths, parks and countryside areas

Shieldaig

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

The small pinewood which occupies the steep craggy slopes of Ben Shieldaig is the most westerly of all Scotland’s ancient pinewoods. The trees extend down to the main road where several magnificent specimens over 250 years old line the shore of Loch Dughaill.

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Strath Vaich

  • Start point: Blackbridge car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Hugging the west shore of Loch Vaich this small pinewood holds some splendid mature pines and is undergoing restoration management in parts, to protect young trees.

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Tyndrum

  • Start point: Dalrigh car park
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Coille Corie Chuilc Pinewood sits nestled in the foothills of Ben Lui near the village of Tyndrum. It is hard to avoid a feeling of being in a primeval landscape although the truth is that human influence has greatly shaped the area.

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Amat

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

A large series of woodlands between Amat and Glen Alladale at the head of Strath Carron include some of the most majestic and finest stands of ancient pinewood in the north of Scotland. This is a wonderful example of thriving ancient pinewood habitat in a spectacular mountain landscape.

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Ardgour

  • Start point: Inverscaddle Bay or Glenfinnan
  • Type: Ancient pinewood
  • Location: Scotland

Set deep in the Ardnamurchan Peninsula there are opportunities for challenging long walks or more gentle strolls which still offer magnificent view of old pines.

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