Glen Loyne

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.

Far from public transport and set in mountainous terrain this is a difficult pinewood to reach. But the vast isolation lends its own dramatic attraction. The start of the journey is on a good access road in Glen Garry. An 18th century military route, which requires care as it often is no more than a sheep track, leads to Shiel Bridge and passes the pine trees below a dramatic rock face.

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