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Camore

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.

Latest forest information

We are working in Camore wood this winter. There will be harvesting machinery, timber stacks and timber lorries throughout the wood from October 2021 to Spring 2022. During these works the waymarked trail and natural play will remain open, with small diversions, but the orienteering will be closed.

About

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 (1)

Walking

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.

Moderate trail grade icon
2 ¼ miles / 3.8 km

Allow
1½ hours

Activities

Orienteering

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

Horseriding

Horse riders are welcome at Camore.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Play area
Play area
Horse riding
Horse riding
Picnic area
Picnic area

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

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.

More about parking

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.

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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Nearby forests

Two young girls walking beside broch remains on knoll in Skelbo Wood with forest and loch in background, near Dornoch, Sutherland

Wander through pleasant mixed woodland down to the Skelbo burn

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Camore': 3.62 miles
Man, woman and teenage girl sit at picnic table beside Pulpit Rock, Tain Hill

Climb to Pulpit Rock for panoramic views across to Tarbet Nes

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Camore': 4.50 miles
Man, woman and teenage girl stand on wooden bridge over stream, on woodland trail Aldie Burn forest, near Tain

Gentle strolls among the pines around Aldie Burn

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Cycling
Cycling
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Horse riding
Horse riding
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Camore': 5.72 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 2)
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