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 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.
Allow 1 hour
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.
Allow 1½ hours
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
The nearest places to eat are in Kincraig village.
No camping is allowed within the car park area.
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.
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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