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We look forward to welcoming you safely to our forests and land. Please plan ahead and follow Scottish Government’s FACTS advice.


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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 has changed the way we do lots of things we do. We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Latest forest information

  • 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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