Glenmore Forest Park
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.
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.
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.
Forests to visit
Glenmore Visitor Centre
The essential starting point for your visit to Glenmore.
Loch Morlich Beach
Watersports and walking at the highest beach in Britain.
A wonderful mix of tall pine, heather and blueberry .
Enjoy views of open water and the mountains beyond from this peaceful picnic spot.
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Ancient pine trees, dragonflies and wood ants.
Head a few miles south of Glenmore to find a forest of shimmering pools and dragonflies.
We are proud to be part of the Cairngorms Connect partnership, committed to a bold and ambitious 200-year vision to enhance habitats, species and ecological processes across a vast area within the Cairngorms National Park.