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.
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.
Allow ¾ hour
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
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.
Season passes are also available to purchase from the nearby Visitor Centre.
- £25 for a yearly pass for up to two cars
- £10 for up to a fortnight for up to two cars
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.
PH22 1RB is the postcode for the Cairngorm ski centre, a few miles beyond Hayfield.
Buses between Aviemore and the Cairngorm ski centre pass Hayfield. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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