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We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland's forests. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Broadford

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

A quiet forest for birdwatching and stargazing

This tranquil forest, just north of Broadford, has gentle views over Scalpay, Pabay and the Crowlin Islands. There are no waymarked trails but you can explore the forest roads and paths along the rocky shoreline.

Linger with a picnic and enjoy the views over Camus na Sgianadin, a sheltered, shell-filled bay where many visiting and resident birds come to feed. You can find out which birds are visiting this area and report your own sightings at Skye Birds.

In the past few years, the people of Broadford have created an exciting new woodland on the eastern side of the forest. Become a member of the Broadford and Strath Community Company and volunteer your time and skills for tree planting, fundraising and path maintenance, or simply come and enjoy the new trails through young trees.

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Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life's essentials

The nearest public toilets and places to eat are in Broadford.

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

From Broadford travel north on the A87 for 1½ miles (2.4 km). The car park is on your left just beyond the cemetery.

Using SatNav?

The nearest postcode is in Broadford, at IV49 9AP.

Public transport

The nearest bus stop is in Broadford, 1½ miles (2.4 km) away. Bus services run from Broadford to Portree and Armadale.

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Nearby forests

Forest with sea beyond in sunlight at Kyleakin

Wander woodland trails for sweeping views across Skye

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Broadford': 4.66 miles
Sunlight shaft through clouds over loch

Listen for woodland wildlife, or Gaelic stories and songs

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Broadford': 6.00 miles
Otter on rocks at Kylerhea

The perfect place for a bit of otter-spotting

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
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Parking
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Distance from 'Broadford': 6.68 miles

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0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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