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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Glenmore has some wonderful trails to explore, however energetic you want to be and however long you want to spend.

The Glenmore Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 2.7MB) shows the waymarked trails, but be sure to take a large scale map with you if you're exploring further.

Here are some of our favourite walks in the area:

A gentle stroll

The easiest route is the beach trail from Loch Morlich Beach

Circle the loch

For a longer outing try the Loch Morlich trail, which goes right round the loch from Loch Morlich Beach. There are some tree roots and stones along the way, but no hills to climb.

Ryvoan trail to the An Lochan Uaine (The Green Lochan)

For a real taste of Glenmore’s mix of forest and hillside, take the Ryvoan trail from the Glenmore Visitor Centre. There’s a lower section on broad, firm forest road – ideal for cycling or buggies – and an upper section that dips and dives across the hillside, where bright green ferns nestle among the rocks. Go out and back on just one of the sections, or do a circuit for the full experience.

Head to the mountains

If you want to see something of the open hills that surround the glen, head for Allt Mor and follow the burn to the Coire Cas car park at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountain funicular railway. You could take a train ride up and down the mountain and then walk back down the burn.

For a real work out, you can hike up Meall a’ Bhuachaille – the hill of the shepherd – straight from Glenmore Visitor Centre. The path doesn’t stop climbing all the way to the top at 2600 ft. (810 metres), but the views are superb.

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