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Glen Creran

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Glen Creran Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is closed.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Dramatic gorge and glen in native woodland

Head deep into Glen Creran to find an atmospheric woodland trail with lots of wildlife, waterfalls and wonderful views.

Native trees like birch, willow and oak are home to many animals including the elusive pine marten. Look out for the remarkable variety of lichens and mosses which have earned the woods their protected status.

Guide map to the forests of North Argyll (PDF 5.8MB)

Walking trails


Pine Marten Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

Closed temporarily until bridge replacement works are completed. Nearest waymarked trails at Sutherland’s Grove.

Cross the Allt a Mhuilinn gorge and explore an area of restored native woodland. Fantastic views of Beinn Sgulaird and Glen Ure and an opportunity to glimpse the elusive pine marten.

Loose and uneven gravel surface, with long firm grassy sections. Some steep slopes. Includes a timber footbridge with a short flight of steps.

1 ¼ miles / 2.2 km

1 hour

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At the start, this trail follows a spectacular gorge, carved out over centuries by the tumbling Allt Coire Mulrooney. The bridge crossing the gorge is made almost entirely of native oak timbers. Imagine the power of the water as you look down onto the cascades.


Beinn Sgulaird hill path

The car park in Glen Creran is a popular place to start the climb up the lofty and isolated Beinn Sgulaird, which dominates the glen. This walk is tough, remote and exposed and is suitable for experienced hillwalkers only.

Long distance walk

A long distance route connects Glen Creran with Glen Duror and Ballachulish. This too is a serious undertaking so do make sure you are properly equipped.

Facilities & access


The nearest public toilets, shop and cafe can be found at Port Appin.

Getting here

Our car park in Glen Creran is at the end of an unclassified road leading off the A828 at Creagan, between Oban and Ballachulish.

At the roundabout just east of Creagan, follow the sign for Invercreran. After about 2 miles, bear left onto a single track road and continue up the glen for about another 2½ miles. The car park is at the end of the public road.

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PA38 4BJ is the nearest postcode.

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