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Six fabulous forests lie waiting for you close to Scotland’s northern capital. Get away from the city and breathe the scent of pines after rain, listen to birds singing on the breeze and enjoy open views to the far horizon.

Guide map to the Forests of Inverness (PDF 4.1MB)

Forests to visit

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Walk, run or ride through the trees right next to the city. You can find poignant reminders of the battle of Culloden too, and a wishing well from pagan times.

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Craig Phadrig

Imagine life in the court of a powerful Pictish king and enjoy glimpses of Inverness and the Beauly Firth through the trees.

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Daviot Wood

Stretching right to the city’s edge, Daviot has wide, level paths: just right for family cycling, a trundle on mobility scooters or a relaxing stroll.

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A small forest with a rolling landscape of ridges and lochans, and beautiful wildflowers in spring.

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Ord Hill

Pretty, mixed forest leads to some of the best views in Inverness.

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Reelig Glen

Explore a spectacular gorge and pay your respects to Dughall Mor – Big Douglas – once the tallest tree in Britain!

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