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Strome Wood

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Strome Wood 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 closed.

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.

Enjoy panoramic views over Loch Carron

Take a break from driving and pull in for the panoramic views at the Loch Carron viewpoint. You can see all the way to Wellington's Nose from here!

Just down the road is Strome Wood: a hidden natural gem with more gorgeous views over Strome Castle, Loch Carron and even to Skye. It's a charming community woodland with pleasant trails and quiet picnic tables. Sixteen species of fern grow in the damp environment and summer wildflowers bloom on the sheltered slopes. You could see coastal birds here as well as woodland birds, and seals often sun themselves on rocks below the wood.

Strome Wood is managed for the benefit of visitors and local people by a partnership between Forestry and Land Scotland and the Fernaig Community Trust.

Our guide to the forests of Lochalsh (PDF 3.1MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Strome Woodland Trail

Twist through mature Norway spruce and regenerating native birch and hazel for spectacular views over Loch Carron and the mountains beyond.

Rough, narrow grass and earth paths. Some rocky and muddy sections. A long steep slope and several sets of uneven steps.

Strenuous
¾ miles / 1.2 km

Allow
½ hour

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Listen for woodland birds and animals as you walk. In spring you might hear woodpeckers drumming on old dead tree trunks, or the high-pitched call of a buzzard, which sounds a bit like a cat.

Facilities & access

Parking
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life's essentials

The nearest toilets and eating places are in Plockton or Lochcarron.

Getting here

The Loch Carron viewpoint is on the A890 just north of Stromeferry, between Kyle of Lochalsh and Lochcarron village. Strome Wood is less than ¼ mile (400 metres) from the viewpoint: turn south onto the A890 and almost immediately take a right turn signposted ‘Strome Ferry (no ferry)’. The forest entrance is 200 metres on your left.

Using SatNav?

IV53 8UJ is the nearest postcode, just down the road in Stromeferry.

Public transport

Stromeferry is the nearest train station on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh railway line. You'll find timetable and connection details at Scotrail.

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Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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