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Achnashellach

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

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Waterfalls, pine forests, and a gateway to the munros 

A short walk through the forest leads to classic routes to the Munros of Beinn Liath Mhor (the big grey hill) and Sgurr Ruadh (the red peak). Fuar Tholl (the cold hole) is a popular climbing site that's just below 3,000 feet – it's also called 'Wellington's Nose' because of its shape.

We don't have any waymarked trails here at the moment, but there's a circuit around Easan Dorcha (the dark waterfall) that passes waterfalls, pine forest and superb views of Strathcarron. There are more options for exploring this dramatic glen at Craig, just 2¼ miles (3.7 km) along the road. To the north, Slattadale and Victoria Falls have sheltered trails overlooking beautiful Loch Maree.

Activities

The peaks around Achnashellach are popular for winter climbing as well as walking, and there's a right of way through the Coulin pass all the way to Glen Torridon. You'll find detailed route descriptions at Walkhighlands and Munromagic: search for 'Achnashellach'.

This is remote, rugged country and you'll need the right equipment and clothing whichever route you choose. Check our advice on hill walking before you set off.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Mountain access
Mountain access

Life's essentials

There are toilets and places to eat in Achnasheen and Lochcarron.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

The car park is on the south side of the A890, just across from Achnashellach station.

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IV54 8YU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Trains run to Achnashellach station and there is a limited bus service. Traveline Scotland has details of timetables.

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Nearby forests

People's feet in forest

Start here to explore dramatic Highland peaks

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Achnashellach': 1.54 miles
View over forest and loch at Strome Wood

Enjoy panoramic views over Loch Carron

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Achnashellach': 10.46 miles
Tree in front of waterfall at Victoria Falls

Wander through the trees and marvel at Victoria Falls

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Achnashellach': 14.47 miles

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