Thursday, 23 November 2023
In November 1923, only four years after the establishment of the Forestry Commission, Glenmore was purchased from the Duke of Gordon. 2023 marks 100 ye...
Various forest operation works including tree felling and timber haulage are taking place in Fearnoch. Please follow all safety signage.
The woodlands here are alive with wildlife as the trail passes through the towering trees that flourish around the River Luachragan.
Look out for red squirrels leaping through the forest canopy. You will certainly encounter the great, domed nests of the Scottish wood ant amid the trees. Constructed from pine needles, these can tower 1.5 metres (5 feet) high and shelter networks of tunnels and chambers, each one home to up to 100,000 ants. The insects work tirelessly to keep the mounds in order, even ensuring individual needles lie in the right direction.
Tranquil Fearnoch Forest is home to the protected wood ant - look out for their nests on the single path sections of the trail. Alder trees thrive here too, along the sparkling River Luachragan.
Wide, firm gravel surface throughout. Includes some steep slopes and a wide bridge.
Allow 1½ hours
The trail at Fearnoch is ideal for walking, while the wider 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.
The charges to park at this forest car park are:
Payment can be made using RingGo.
Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our Forest Search, marked as a 'P' without the £ symbol.
Available in advance by downloading the application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions (PDF) before applying.
Valid at Braveheart (Glen Nevis), Loch Linnhe, Loch Oich, Aros Park (Mull), North Face, Ariundle, Glencoe Lochan, Glengarry, Glen Righ, Àrd-Àirigh, Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide, Barnluasgan, Sutherland's Grove, Strone Hill, Glen Lochy, Fearnoch, Carradale (Grianan), Carradale (Port Na Storm), Ardcastle, Achnabreac.
Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.
We are trialling an extension of Stay the Night to run over winter this year. This means motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at this car park.
There is a £7 charge to Stay the Night at all participating car parks. Payment can be made through RingGo with details of how to do this at each car park.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
Fearnoch car park is on the south side of the A85, about 2 miles west of Taynuilt.
Nearest postcode: PA35 1JB
There are regular buses between Tyndrum and Oban that stop at Fearnoch, if specially requested. Speak to your driver when you board. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Secluded old oakwoods teeming with wildlife and history
Panoramic views of North Argyll and beyond