Monday, 29 May 2023
Our Forest Drives are once again open for vehicle access. These facilities are a great way to get into the forest and see some stunning sights from across the country. ...
Car parking charges will apply at Slattadale from 1 April. See the Facilities and access section for more details.
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.
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.
The nearest places to eat are in Kinlochewe or Gairloch.
Payment can be made using RingGo.
The charges to park at Slattadale are:
Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our local forest list without the £ symbol.
Available in advance by downloading the relevant application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions before applying.
Valid at Laggan Wolftrax, Dog Falls, River Affric, Slattadale, Kylerhea and Contin.
Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.
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.
IV22 2HW is the nearest postcode.
Buses to Gairloch pass Slattadale. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
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