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Rosehall

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Rosehall Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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.

 

Walking trails

Walking

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.

Moderate
2 miles / 3.4 km

Allow
1 hour

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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.

Activities

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

Parking
Parking

You'll find a hotel and café (summer only) nearby and public toilets in Bonar Bridge and Lairg.

Getting here

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.

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Nearest postcode: IV27 4BD 

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0300 067 6100 (option 2)
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