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Glenachulish

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Prolonged wet weather has caused a large landslide resulting in substantial damage at Glenahulish. There is no access across the debris path of the landslide due to unsafe conditions.

The forest road is closed from Glenahulish village up to the head of the glen and hillwalking access in this area is affected.

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.

Water safety

We want all our visitors to have a safe and enjoyable time at our forests. If you plan on venturing into the water here, please read our safety advice first.

Water safety

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.

More about parking

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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Get in touch

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0300 067 6650 (option 1)
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
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All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
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Facilities and activities
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Parking icon
Parking
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
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