Thursday, 07 December 2023
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As well as the most popular path up Ben Dearg, the red mountain, there are some pleasant routes in the forest, with superb views.
You may notice a small turbine house near the road and a weir across the river Lael close to where the hill path leaves the forest. They’re part of a ‘run of river’ hydro-electric scheme, which uses the natural fall of the stream to generate enough power for a town the size of Ullapool – all with very little impact on the environment.
If you’re heading for Beinn Dearg, check for advice on hill walking: this is open, wild country and you need to be confident at navigating and properly equipped. You’ll find details of the route on WalkHighlands and MunroMagic, as well as photographs to whet your appetite for the deep rocky corries that plunge down from the dome-shaped summit.
You’ll find places to eat and public toilets in Ullapool.
Parking Height Restriction: Please note there is a height barrier at this car park making it unsuitable for vans.
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.
Inverlael is on the A835 between Ullapool and Garve, about 6 miles (9.6 km) south of Ullapool. A red telephone box makes a useful landmark next to the car park.
Nearest postcode: IV23 2RG
Buses between Garve and Ullapool pass the forest. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
Rare trees and shrubs in our northernmost arboretum
Climb this isolated Munro or enjoy the native woodland on its lower slopes