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.
The old pinewood at Inverwick lies beside the lovely stone built Torgyle bridge on the south of the river. On the north is Dundreggan forest where ‘Trees for Life’ are helping restore old Caledonian forest habitat. There are good forest trails in both the old and the new woods. The 18th century military road from Fort Augustus is well worth the steep climb and upheaval from electricity pylon works to get close to some ancient pine and dramatic views of the surrounding mountains. Redburn cafe on the main A887 is a great resting stop and has regular buses.
Content by Clifton Bain adapted from The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland: A Traveller's Guide, Clifton Bain, Sandstone Press, RRP £24.99.
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