About Glenmore Forest Park
This woodland was the second Forest Park created by the Forestry Commission back in 1948, and remains its most northerly.
Glenmore holds one of the few remaining pockets of ancient Caledonian Pinewood in Scotland. Major work is underway to preserve and expand this important habitat for future generations.
Glenmore Forest Park Campsite is also now open. Telephone 01479 861271.
Glenmore Forest was bought by the Forestry Commission in 1923, only four years after the Forestry Commission was created. It extends to some 3,500 hectares (8,600 acres) - half of this area is woodland and half open hill.
Cradled in the middle of the forest is beautiful Loch Morlich with its long sandy beach. The park attracts over 250,000 visitors each year, who come here to sample the wide range of outdoor activities on offer or simply to relax in the seclusion and grandeur of the native pinewood. Loch Morlich has been awarded a Rural Beach Award by Keep Scotland Beautiful. This award is based on continiuing "excellent" water quality of Loch Morlich. (Tested by SEPA). This is the first and only freshwater inland loch to have gained this award in Scotland.
Please Note, all Glenmore Forest Car Parks have paid parking facilities (Cars £2 per day, Mini Bus/Coach £8 per day)
The Glenmore Phototrail is now online on the Fieldfare Trust website. Phototrails provides detailed accessibility information for trails throughout the UK.
How to get there:
Aviemore is the nearest town or village.
From Aviemore, head east towards the Cairngorm mountains and the ski area. Pass through Coylumbridge and, after six miles, enter Glenmore Forest Park.
OS Grid Reference: NH978098
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Places to go in Glenmore Forest ParkGlenmore
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