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Glenachulish

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Storm Arwen

We strongly advise that visitors stay away from all forests for now. Many forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by strong winds over the weekend, resulting in fallen trees blocking roads and trails. In the event of a safety incident, emergency services would be unable to reach many areas. We are working hard to clear obstructions and hope to welcome you back soon.

 

Latest forest information

  • Wet weather in late 2020 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. Map of Landslide (PDF 1.0MB)

About

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 and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access

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

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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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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Nearby forests

Forested hillside at Ballachulish

Climb up past slate quarries for great views of Loch Leven

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Glenachulish': 1.39 miles
Calm loch surrounded by varied green trees with distant hill in background and blue sky above.

Towering redwoods surround this tranquil lochan

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Glenachulish': 2.24 miles
Waterfall cascades down into pool, surrounded by trees, ferns and boulders, Glen Righ forest, near Fort William

Eight mighty waterfalls and wide loch views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Glenachulish': 2.96 miles

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0300 067 6650 (option 1)
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