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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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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.

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.

Guide map to Glen Affric (PDF 4.6MB)

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

Forests to visit

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Dog Falls

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


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Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain

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

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River 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.


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Plodda Falls

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

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