Glenmore provides opportunities for outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling, orienteering, cross-country skiing and bird-watching in the forest, watersports, fishing and sailing on Loch Morlich, camping and caravaning or simply relaxing in the peaceful atmosphere of the pinewoods.
Glenmore contains some of the best preserved areas of ancient Caledonian Pine Forest in the country. This type of woodland formerly covered much of Scotland but due to large-scale fellings during the First World War and earlier for charcoal, farming and shipbuilding, little of this once vast forest remains.
Only about 80 hectares (197 acres) of this pristine Pine, Juniper and Birch woodland survive in Glenmore, though work to restore another 1000 hectares is well underway through the removal of exotic tree species and encouraging native species to regenerate.
Please note, car park charges apply at the following car parks in Glenmore Forest Park -
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:
Glenmore is part of Glenmore Forest Park. Aviemore is the nearest town or village.
Aviemore is reached from the north or south by the A9 or by train from Inverness, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
From Aviemore, take the ski road east towards the Great Wilderness Area of the Cairngorms. After six miles you will be beside beautiful Loch Morlich in the heart of Glenmore Forest.
Buses run regularly from Aviemore to the ski area.
OS Grid Reference: NH978098
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Start your visit from:Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre
Watersports Car Park
Allt Mor Car Park
Christmas Tree Sales at Glenmore Visitor Centre