Glen Strathfarrar

Strathfarrar is the northernmost of the glens stretching west from Strathglas. The pinewoods extend several miles up this dramatic and picturesque glen.

From the starting point at Struy there is a good surfaced road leading through a gate with limited access to vehicles but open for walkers and cyclists. Four large pine and birch woods stretch out along the south of the River Farrar.  A good access road leads to the head of the glen and the end of the pinewoods, where there is a large hydroelectric dam.

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