This peaceful woodland near Taynuilt is ideal for a stroll, cycle or horse-ride. Watch out for woodland birds and red squirrels in the canopy, spot the busy wood ants working on the forest floor, and soak in the dramatic views to Ben Cruachan, Argyll’s highest mountain.
A short wander through the mixed forest to look for roe deer watching from the cover of the forest, and the nests of wood ants on the 'path of the ants'.
Wide, firm gravel surface throughout. Long moderate slopes with some short fairly steep sections.
Allow ¾ hours
Your eyes may be constantly drawn to the great mountain of Ben Cruachan on the horizon, but look out for some much smaller hills among the trees… They’re the impressive wood ant hills beside the path, made from thousands of pine needles.
This trail takes its name from these busy woodland workers: Ceum nan Seangan is Gaelic for the Path of the Ants. You might see roe deer and red squirrels amongst the trees too.
The 'three bridges trail' is a good tour of tranquil Fearnoch Forest, ‘the place abounding in alders’, which can be found along the sparkling River Luachragan.
Wide, firm gravel surface throughout. Includes some steep slopes and a wide bridge.
Allow 1½ hours
The shorter trails at Fearnoch are ideal for walking, while the good network of peaceful forest roads is ideal for exploring by bike or horse.
If you want to explore farther afield by bike, National Cycle Route 78 passes Fearnoch.
Public toilets and places to eat, drink and shop can be found in the nearby village of Taynuilt.
Fearnoch car park is on the south side of the A85, about 2 miles west of Taynuilt.
PA35 1JB is the nearest postcode.
There are regular buses between Tyndrum and Oban that stop at Fearnoch. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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