Much of the pine forest on the lower reaches of the River Feshie is within a National Nature Reserve and some smaller areas of pine are within nearby Forestry Commission land.

There is a moderate to tough going hill track leading to the pinewoods on the dramatic slopes of Creag Follais The wood can be accessed from Feshie Bridge or by heading south from Loch Gamhna in the neighbouring Rothiemurchus forest. Hill tracks leading to the adjacent Munros offering spectacular views of the pinewoods. At almost 900m there are some of the highest altitude pines in Scotland with stunted and contorted old trees less than a metre tall.

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