Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
Please do not light fires or BBQs in Glenmore Forest Park.
No overnight parking is permitted in any Glenmore Forest Car Parks.
The nearest toilets are located at the Glenmore Visitor Centre open 9:30am-3:30pm daily. Or Loch Morlich Beach Car Park toilets block which is open 24/7.
April-Mid August is a sensitive time of year for ground nesting birds within Glenmore. Please keep dogs on the forest roads and under close control when visiting during this time. Thank you for your continued co-operation to protect vulnerable wildlife.
The Sugarbowl is a great starting point for getting out into the hills. The Chalamain Gap is a popular route from here – a ravine filled with a jumble of boulders that makes a spectacular destination on its own, or as part of a journey to climb Braeriach. Further on, the Lairig Ghru pass is a classic long distance hike to Braemar, on the other side of the Cairngorms.
The Sugarbowl is near to Cairngorm mountain with ski and visitor facilities.
There are public toilets and a café at the Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre. Facilities are also available a couple of miles beyond Sugarbowl at Cairngorm Ski Centre.
No camping is allowed within the car park area.
Tickets bought at any machine in the Glenmore Forest Park are valid in all our other car parks in Glenmore. The charges to park at Sugarbowl 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.
The nearest 'pay by card' car park ticket machine is located near the front door of the Glenmore Visitor Centre. Car Parking tickets bought at any machine are valid in all Forestry and Land Scotland Car Parks in Glenmore Forest Park.
Annual parking pass available:
From Aviemore follow the signs for 'The Cairngorms' for 8 miles, remaining on the road as it climbs steeply towards the ski centre. Sugarbowl car park is on the left, on the inside of a switchback bend.
PH22 1RB is the postcode for the Cairngorm ski centre, a few miles beyond Sugarbowl car park.
Buses between Aviemore and the Cairngorm ski centre pass the entrance to Sugarbowl. If waiting on a return bus, be sure to choose a safe place away from the switchback bend. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
A wonderful mix of tall pine, heather and blueberry
Ancient pine trees, dragonflies and wood ants