Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
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.
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.
Wander through the trees and marvel at Victoria Falls
Rare trees and shrubs in our northernmost arboretum