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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.


Where we are

COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Ancient pine trees, dragonflies and wood ants

Hayfield is a quiet place with a charming trail past ancient pine trees, where dragonflies flash across forest pools.

However, come when a sporting event is on - a 24 hour run or a husky race, maybe - and it becomes a hub of activity with great viewpoints for all the action.

Guide map to Glenmore Forest Park (PDF 2.7MB)

Walking trails


Pine Knoll Trail

Walk beneath the towering old pine trees, where wood ants build their nests and dragonflies dart about beneath the canopy.

Firm gravel and earth surface throughout. Some loose and uneven sections, and occasional muddy patches after rain. Generally flat with a few moderate slopes and one short flight of steps.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ¼ miles / 2.2 km

¾ hour

More information

Sparkling dragonflies hatch in forest pools along this trail: look out for them in summer. On dry slopes, crowds of busy wood ants build their nests.

Facilities & access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are public toilets and a café at Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre.

No camping is allowed within the car park area.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £1.50 for up to 3 hours
  • £2 for all day
  • £8 for minibus and coach all day

Still got time on your ticket? Your parking ticket is valid in all of our Glenmore car parks.

Annual passes are also available to purchase from the nearby Visitor Centre.

  • £40 for cars
  • £100 for mini-bus/coach

Getting here

From the roundabout at the south end of Aviemore follow the signs for 'The Cairngorms' for 6½ miles. About a ½ mile after Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre, a large grassy space opens up on your right. The car park for Hayfield is at the far end of this, just before the snow gates.

Using SatNav?

PH22 1RB is the postcode for the Cairngorm ski centre, a few miles beyond Hayfield.

Public transport

Buses between Aviemore and the Cairngorm ski centre pass Hayfield. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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