Uath Lochans

Where we are

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.

Our guide to Glenmore Forest Park

Walking trails

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
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
2 ½ miles / 4.0 km

Allow
1½ hours

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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 & access

Parking
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life's essentials

The nearest places to eat are in Kincraig village.

Please note that we do not allow camping in the recreational areas of this site. For more information, get in touch with our district office.

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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Phone
0131 370 5965
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