Glenmore Forest Park lies at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. It’s a great place to see what makes the National Park so special: forests that have been growing for centuries form a green sea around high, rounded mountains, and lochs with sandy beaches glitter in the sun. Rare wildflowers and birds thrive among the trees – much of the forest park is a National Nature Reserve. Best of all, it’s easy to explore, with plenty of things to see and do whatever your mood.

Laze on the beach or head for the hills

At Glenmore Visitor Centre we can help you find your perfect place in the big glen – there’s a great café too. You could relax on Loch Morlich beach, or hike into the hills from the Sugarbowl. From the visitor centre, an easy trail leads through ancient forest to a beautiful lochan at the foot of dramatic scree slopes.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out Glenmore campsite.

Get active

If you want some real action, Loch Morlich is great for canoeing, windsurfing or sailing. In winter, you could follow the trails on cross-country skis or try a snow shoe trek.

Please note that we do not allow camping in the recreational areas of this site. For more information, get in touch with our district office.

The Glenmore Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 2.7MB) shows all the car parks and trails in this gorgeous corner of the Cairngorms, and will help you choose where to start.

Forests to visit

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Glenmore Visitor Centre

Start your explorations here, and plan your day over a coffee or a meal.

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Allt Mor

Find enchanting native woodland here that's rich for exploring.

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Loch Morlich

Whether you want to spend some time watching the world go by or get active on the water, Loch Morlich is the place to do it all.
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Loch Morlich Beach

Everything you could want from a day on the beach, with a fringe of fragrant forest thrown in.

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