Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

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Forest notice

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 open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

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.

  • Landslide (Updated 16 September 2020): Recent wet weather has caused a large landslide resulting in substantial damage at Glenahulish. The forest road is closed from Glenahulish village up to the head of the glen. Hillwalking access in this area is affected. There is no access across the debris path of the landslide due to unsafe conditions. Please see link to map below for location of landslide. Further details will be updated on this web page as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
  • Map of Landslide (PDF 1.0MB)

A forest glen surrounded by mountains

Embraced by the mountain horseshoe of Beinn a'Bheithir (the mountain of the thunderbolt), this forest is an ideal starting point for some popular hillwalking routes in Scotland. Just a short walk from the car park will bring you to some wonderful views over Loch Leven.

The routes through the forest are good to explore on foot, bike or horse. An easy ride along a forest road will take you to St John’s church, 2 miles to the east, near Ballachulish village.

Facilities & access


The nearest public toilets, cafés and shops are in Ballachulish village.

Getting here

From the roundabout south of Ballachulish bridge take the A828 turning signposted for Oban. Follow this road for 1 mile, passing the golf course, then turning left onto a road signposted for 'Glen Achulish'. The car park is at the end of this road, ½ mile from the turning.

Using SatNav?

PH49 4JZ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Oban and Ballachulish pass along the A828. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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