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Slattadale

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Slattadale Forest Notice

We have had to temporarily close the toilets at Slattadale, but hope they will re-open by Monday 21 October. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Picnic by the shore at this stunning lochside forest

Half way between Gairloch and Kinlochewe, you can stroll beneath the trees and picnic by Loch Maree, with superb views across the water to the mountains of Letterewe.

There are pockets of ancient oak and birch woodland in the forest, while the islands in the loch hold pristine remnants of ancient Caledonian Pinewood. Visit nearby Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve to explore this magical environment at close quarters.

Activities

Explore on foot

Slattadale is the start (or finish) for the Tollie path, a fine 5 mile (8 km) route to Poolewe. It takes you through pine woodland and open moorland, and makes a good there-and-back-again outing to enjoy the views in both directions. Watch for wildlife as you go: black throated divers nest on Loch Maree, and white tailed eagle sometimes come to fish.

The path is rough with long moderate slopes and some wet patches. Allow 2½ - 3 hours for a one-way trip.

Facilities & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking
Parking
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest places to eat are in Kinlochewe or Gairloch.

Getting here

From Kinlochewe head north on the A832 for about 10½ miles (16.8 km). The car park is signposted on your right, overlooking Loch Maree.

Using SatNav?

IV22 2HW is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses to Gairloch pass Slattadale. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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0131 370 5965
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