Monday, 27 June 2022
Rachel Orchard is one of our Trees and Timber Apprentices working from our base in Durris, Aberdeenshire. As a newcomer to the forestry sector she has hit the ground running by win...
Wander for miles in ancient Caledonian forest, passing thundering waterfalls or peacful oakwood that are home to red squirrel, deer and pine marten.
A delightful route that explores Dalavich’s ancient Atlantic oakwoods, which are full of mosses, ferns and wildlife and provide great views over Loch Awe.
Wide, firm gravel and grassy surface with long uneven sections. Some steep slopes. Parts may be muddy after heavy rain. Includes two bridges with adjacent fords and some low branches.
Allow 1 hour
This is a delightful circular route through an ancient semi-natural oakwood, now part of the Caledonian Forest Reserve. Hundreds of years ago it was used for charcoal production – today the only sign of industry is the sound of birds and squirrels collecting seeds and berries for their young.
The forest roads and tracks are great fun on mountain bike or horseback. Ordnance Survey maps Landranger 55: Lochgilphead & Loch Awe and Explorer 360: Loch Awe & Inveraray cover the forest and its surrounding area.
The Oban to Campbeltown National Cycle route runs through the forest.
A café can be found in the village of Dalavich, a couple of minutes drive south of Barnaline.
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.
Barnaline can be found on the west side of the road, 1 mile north of Dalavich.
PA35 4AB is the nearest postcode.
Towering conifers and an ancient loch dwelling
Secluded old oakwoods teeming with wildife and history