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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.


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Camore Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Towering pines and a bed of heather ten minutes from the beach

Camore has the pleasant open atmosphere of a native pinewood, with purple heather covering the forest floor and glimpses of the surrounding countryside through well-spaced trees.

It's a place where children play imaginatively and adults soak up the forest peace, where buzzards hunt for voles, roe deer flit through the trees and woodland birds feast on wild raspberries and blaeberries in summer. Popular with children, horse riders and dog walkers, this is a forest to return to again and again. Our map guide will help you explore Camore and other forest trails in Sutherland.

Guide map to Forests of the Far North (PDF 6MB)

Walking trails


Forest Loop

Explore the open pine stands of Camore Wood and discover some of the 25 Iron Age hut circles from a thriving early farming community. 

Firm gravel surface with some uneven earthy sections. Some short steep slopes and two individual steps. Parts may be wet after rain.

2 ¼ miles / 3.8 km

1½ hours



There's a permanent intermediate level orienteering course through these open woodlands. Contact us for a map.


Horse riders are welcome at Camore.

Facilities & access

Play area
Play area
Picnic area
Picnic area

You'll find public toilets, shops and places to eat in Dornoch 2 miles (3.2 km) away.

Getting here

From Dornoch travel west along Castle Street and turn left into Sutherland Road (signposted Cuthill). After 2 miles (3.2 km) turn right at the forestry signs and follow a forest road to the car park at grid reference NH 767 887).

From the south, cross the Dornoch Bridge on the A9 and turn right onto a singletrack road signposted Cuthill. 1½ miles (2.4 km) further on you'll see the forestry signs on your left.

Using SatNav?

Nearest postcode: IV25 3RW

Public transport

There's a regular bus service from Inverness to Dornoch, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Camore forest. You'll find details at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6100 (option 2)
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