Monday, 11 October 2021
The trails from Allt Mor take you through a wonderful mix of tall, thick pines and young saplings, with a tumble of heather, blueberry and juniper on the ground. Everywhere there's the chatter of running water, tumbling down from the mountains.
Explore the atmospheric pine woods on an easy-going trail around Glenmore’s National Outdoor Centre.
Mostly wide, uneven gravel surface with some potentially muddy patches. Includes a couple of short fairly steep slopes and some low branches.
Allow 1½ hours
Look out for some small headstones by the path near the lodge, which mark the graves of dogs buried here a century ago by the Dennistoun family. The family ran a shipping business in Glasgow and loved staying in Glenmore on shooting parties.
If the forest works its magic and you’d like to see bit more, follow the blue markers up the glen when you meet the Ryvoan Trail until you reach the sheltered beauty spot of Lochan Uaine (The Green Lochan). Going there and back will add 1½ miles / 2.4 km onto the trip.
There are public toilets and a café at Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre.
No camping is allowed within the car park area.
The charges to park at Allt Mor are:
Payment options: Coin only
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 local forest list without the £ symbol.
Annual parking pass available:
Blue badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.
From the roundabout at the south end of Aviemore follow the signs for 'The Cairngorms' for 7 miles. The car park for Allt Mor is on the left, about 1 mile beyond Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre.
PH22 1RB is the postcode for the Cairngorm ski centre, a few miles beyond Allt Mor.
Buses between Aviemore and the Cairngorm ski centre pass Allt Mor. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Ancient pine trees, dragonflies and wood ants
The essential starting point for your visit to Glenmore