Glen Cannich

The ancient pinewoods in Glen Cannich have been decimated by past fires and forest management. They are now under recovery and this beautiful glen is well worth a visit.

A good quality access road leads through the glen past the small groups of remaining pine up to Loch Mullardoch. Large scale forestry activity is helping repair the woods, removing non-native conifers to allow the pinewood to regenerate.  Despite the upheaval from forestry activity there are tranquil areas and the walk alongside the River Cannich with its small lochs is a rewarding experience.

Content by Clifton Bain adapted from The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland: A Traveller's Guide, Clifton Bain, Sandstone Press, RRP £24.99.

The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland: A Traveller's Guide