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Glen Affric is one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. It’s a classic landscape of perfectly-placed lochs, mountains and a wonderful mix of pine, birch and oak trees.

A woman and two men walking towards camera; wide panorama of a heather clad glen behind them

The woodland is one of the best examples of the Caledonian Forest that once covered much of Scotland. The rich environment is an important haven for wildlife, so the whole glen is protected as a National Nature Reserve.


Single track roads

Please be aware that the single track roads approaching Dog Falls, Loch Beinn a'Mheadhain and River Affric are not suitable for coaches.

Forests to visit

Close-up of rapids in a small waterfallDog Falls

Follow a short trail to a waterfall that rushes through a canyon, or explore the best of the glen’s delightful forest.

Dog Falls


Three people at a picnic bench next to a large lochLoch Beinn a’Mheadhain

Wander through the trees or picnic by the peaceful waters of the loch.

Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain


Two girls looking towards a very tall waterfallPlodda Falls

Soaring Douglas fir trees line the trail and moss carpets the ground on the way to a spectacular waterfall.

Plodda Falls


Peaceful rocky river surrounded by wild treesRiver Affric

At the head of the glen, the forest is ringed by mountains. Red deer might be watching as you follow the trails by the river.

River Affric