Thursday, 15 July 2021
We don’t just grow and fell trees. We also lead in conserving landscapes. For World Nature Conservation Day, we’re highlighting several projects th...
The small forest at Littlemill hides dramatic features that tell of a landscape very different from today's peaceful glen. The ridges and lochans are leftovers from the Ice Age, formed when glaciers ground their way across the land.
Now the woodland is home to roe deer, and there's a colourful show of wildflowers in spring.
Explore the beautiful kettle hole lochans, which are great places to spot dragonflies and other insects that breed in the water.
Rough, narrow earthy and grassy surface. Some steep slopes. Includes muddy sections.
Allow ¾ hour
Large lumps of ice got stranded as the glacier broke up and created shallow hollows in the land. They’re now small lochs called ‘kettle holes’.
Follow a series of strange esker ridges formed beneath glaciers during the last ice age. There are great views over Strathnairn.
Rough earthy and grassy surface, with several muddy sections and some exposed tree roots. Includes steep slopes and some steps.
Allow 1 hour
This trail takes you up onto two parallel ridges called eskers - these mark the course of rivers of meltwater that flowed underneath the glacier, often carrying huge quantities of sand and gravel. When the glacier melted away, the sand and gravel was left behind as the snaking ridges we see today.
There's a small shop in Inverarnie, a little further along the B851.
Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Littlemill car park from 26 April – 31 October 2021. This does not include overnight tent camping or car parking.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
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.
Head south from Inverness on the A9 for about 6 miles (9.6 km) and turn right onto the B851, signposted for Fort Augustus. Littlemill is about 1½ miles (2.4 km) along the road, on the left.
IV2 6XH is a postcode a little further south along the B851.
An accessible woodland with panoramic views
Walk through history and visit the home of a Pictish king