Glengarry

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One of Scotland's most beautiful rivers

Some folk reckon the river Garry is one of Scotland’s most beautiful rivers. It’s a magnificent sight as it runs powerfully through lovely woodland with tall conifers. Kayakers love the challenge of the rapids, while fishermen hunt for salmon in the quieter stretches.

Much of the woodland here is native Scots pine, with a characteristic range of wildlife from wood ants to Scottish crossbills and red squirrels. It feels very different from other woodlands on the west coast, almost as if the forests of the east are reaching through the Great Glen to meet their neighbours.

Guide map to forests of the Great Glen (PDF 5.8MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Ciste Dubh Trail

A short loop beside the cascades of the River Garry, where you may see red squirrels, deer and even pine marten in the peaceful forest.

Largely firm gravel surface. Uneven earthy sections with exposed tree roots and short rocky patches. Short steep slopes. Some parts may be muddy.

Moderate
1 ¼ miles / 2.0 km

Allow
¾ hour

Walking

Allt na Cailliche Trail

Follow the Allt na Cailliche stream to a stunning waterfall and discover remnants of the ancient Caledonian pinewood.

Sections of uneven earth and gravel surface. Some exposed tree roots and muddy patches. One long steep slope with short rocky section. Includes two bridges and a quiet road crossing.

Strenuous
3 miles / 4.8 km

Allow
2 hours

Facilities & access

Parking
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets, café and shop are in Invergarry.

Getting here

Glengarry is clearly signposted, less than 2 miles west of Invergarry village on the A87.

Using SatNav?

PH35 4HG is the nearest postcode, about ½ mile before the car park.

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