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Raven's Rock

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Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

About

Descend down by Allt Mor burn into Raven's Rock Gorge

The forest at Raven's Rock is a beautiful mixed woodland enclosing a magical steep-sided gorge. Lush green mosses and ferns hang from the gorge walls and plump blaeberries cover the forest floor in summer. In autumn, colourful fungi carpet the woodland.

Sadly, some of the original path here has been lost under a landslip and some of the larger trees have fallen. Raven's Rock is open again and instead of one long circular path, there are two shorter paths for you to enjoy. This gorgeous hidden gem is full of secret surprises and loved by all who come here.

Raven's Rock route card (PDF)

Walking trails (2)

Walking

Raven's Rock Gorge Trail

Descend into the magical depths of the gorge, where there is a picnic area shrouded by beech and Douglas firs. Look out for bears! 

Smooth gravel surface throughout. Steep slope down into gorge.

Moderate trail grade icon
½ miles / 0.8 km

Allow
½ hour

Walking

Pine Wood Trail

A gentle wander through the pines to reach a couple of dramatic viewing areas above the gorge.

Firm, largely smooth gravel surface. Some short fairly steep slopes.

Moderate trail grade icon
½ miles / 1.0 km

½ hour

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

There's a small hotel in Rosehall village, a café (summer only) nearby, and public toilets 6 or 7 miles (9.6 or 11.2 km) away in Bonar Bridge and Lairg.

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.

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Getting here

From Bonar Bridge take the A836 northwest, turning left onto the A837 towards Lochinver after 4 miles (6.4 km). Follow this for 6 miles (9.6 km) until you see the Raven's Rock forest sign. Turn right here: the forest entrance is on your left about a mile (1.6 km) after the junction.

From Lairg follow the A839 south west for just under 6 ½ miles (10.4 km). Turn left onto a minor road before the bridge (signposted Rosehall) and follow this for ¾ mile (1.2 km) until you see the forest entrance on your right.

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The nearest postcode to Raven's Rock is IV27 4EU, but this covers a wide area of minor roads.

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Cafe or refreshments
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Tourist information
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Parking
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Viewpoint
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