Keep an eye out for sika deer in this former walled deer park
Rosehall is a welcoming forest with a network of interesting trails and an impressive log cabin created by the community. It's on the site of a walled deer park, where Rosehall estate once kept herds of fallow and sika deer. Descendants of the sika still browse in the woods, and the old carriage routes have found a new use as trails; ideal for walking and cycling.
Pine Marten Trail
A peaceful walk through lush pine woods to the Allt a Chaorainn burn. Some fine views over Strath Oykel.
Uneven gravel and grassy surface. Long moderate slopes for 400m with some steeper sections. Includes two wide gates and a bridge. Some sections may be muddy.
Allow 1 hour
Follow in the steps of the elusive pine marten on this lovely woodland trail and you might be lucky enough to see little piles of droppings beside the path. Pine marten are shy creatures and these droppings give us valuable clues to where they live. They love mature conifer woods like this one, where there are berries in summer and plenty of small mammals to hunt.
Explore on two wheels
Rosehall has an extensive network of paths and forest roads which are great for cycling. Pick up a trail map at the log cabin.
Facilities & access
You'll find a hotel and café (summer only) nearby and public toilets in Bonar Bridge and Lairg.
From Bonar Bridge take the A836 north west, turning left onto the A837 towards Lochinver after 4 miles (6.4 km). Follow this road for 7 ¾ miles (12.4 km) until you see the forest entrance on your right.
From Lairg follow the A839 south west for just under 8 miles (12.8 km) and then turn right onto the A837 towards Rosehall village. After ¼ mile (400 metres) you'll see the forest entrance on your right.
The car park is beside the log cabin at grid reference NC 479 091.
Nearest postcode: IV27 4BD
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