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Uath Lochans

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

A forest of shimmering pools and dragonflies

Getting here involves a little adventure up a narrow, winding road – but it's worth it! Uath Lochans is one of the prettiest woodlands in the area, with an easy trail around the lochans or a longer route up to a superb view over Strathspey.

The name is pronounced "wah lochans" – it means the hawthorn small lochs.

Uath Lochans route card (PDF)

Walking trails (2)

Walking

Uath Lochans Trail

A magical mixture of woodland and sparkling lochans. Look out for frogs beside the paths, and for dragonflies darting over the wetlands.

Mostly gentle gradients with some short moderately steep sections. A generally firm gravel path, often narrow, with sections of boardwalk. Paths can be muddy and slippery after rain.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ½ miles / 2.4 km

Allow
1 hour

Walking

Farleitter Crag Trail

Tall trees, craggy rock outcrops and superb views of the Spey valley and the Glen Feshie hills.

A hilly route, with many long steep slopes. The surface is generally firm and smooth, with occasional uneven and loose sections. Can be wet and muddy after rain in places.

Strenuous trail grade icon
2 ½ miles / 4.0 km

Allow
1½ hours

More information

Lichens and mosses drape the rocks in the woodland, where you’ll pass Scots pine trees over 120 years old. As you climb, the Uath lochans appear like jewels between the trees. Watch for red squirrels along the way: there are lots of them in the forests of Glenfeshie.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life's essentials

The nearest places to eat are in Kincraig village.

No camping is allowed within the car park area.

Car parking information

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.

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Getting here

From Aviemore take the B9152 south to Kincraig. Turn left opposite the war memorial, signposted for Feshiebridge, and follow the road through the village and across the river to a T-junction. Turn right here (signposted for Insh) and after a little less than ½ mile (800 metres), take a left fork signed as a no through road. Follow this road for 1 mile (1.6 km) and the car park is on your right.

Using SatNav?

PH21 1NX is a postcode a little further along the road: you will pass the car park before you reach it.

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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Mountain access
Mountain access
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Picnic area
Picnic area
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Mountain access
Mountain access
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Uath Lochans': 6.58 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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