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  • A mountain biker on part of the blue route at Carbisdale Mountain Bike Trails near Bonar Bridge, Sutherland
    A mountain biker on part of the blue route at Carbisdale Mountain Bike Trails near Bonar Bridge, Sutherland
  • Looking down to Glenmore Lodge in the Queen's Forest, Glenmore Forest Park
    Looking down to Glenmore Lodge in the Queen's Forest, Glenmore Forest Park
  • View to the Cairngorms, across Glen Feshie and some small lochs in Inshriach Forest
    View to the Cairngorms, across Glen Feshie and some small lochs in Inshriach Forest
  • People walk across a bridge at Rogie Falls in the course of the Black Water near Garve
    Rogie Falls in the course of the Black Water, Garve

The stunning forests and woodlands in the Highlands offer an unforgettable way to experience the great outdoors and variety of activities offered by the region.

There is plenty to see and do when visiting the Highlands’ forests and woodlands, whether you are cycling in Moray’s majestic Culbin Forest or exploring the ancient Caledonian pine forests of Abernethy.

Explore Britain's largest National Park, the Cairngorms National Park, which features ancient forests and a great deal of precious wildlife which you can spot all year-round. Why not visit Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve in Wester Ross, Britain's first National Nature Reserve?

With miles of woodlands and forests, the truly unspoilt wilderness of the Highlands is certainly worth visiting, especially during the Year of Natural Scotland.

Use the detailed listings to help plan your trip to forests and woodlands in the Highlands.

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  1. Gradings

    Fochabers

    This great coastal pinewood lining Burghead Bay offers the perfect place for a family outing.

  2. Forest Enterprise

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Dornoch

    Situated in the northern part of the Scottish mainland, Dornoch Forest District is a relatively young woodland.

  3. Culbin Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Forres

    Culbin Forest is a pine wood with wildlife ponds which extends east from Nairn 9 miles along the coast to Findhorn.

  4. Glenmore Forest Park

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Aviemore and the Cairngorms

    Located at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains, this magnificent forest park is well-known for its Caledonian pinewoods.

  5. Rogie Falls

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Dingwall Area

    Rogie Falls has a series of lovely walks on the Black Water which you can follow to see the waterfall that is famous for salmon viewing.

  6. Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Strontian

    Situated on a rocky knoll on the shore of Loch Sunart, this beautiful, peaceful hide offers some great views over the neighbouring waters.

  7. Kylerhea Marine Hide

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Kyleakin

    The woods at Kylerhea are a great place for a short stroll and to find out about marine life.

  8. Rannoch Forest

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    East Lochaber

    This vast and beautiful forest lies on the southern shores of Loch Rannoch and forms part of the Tay Forest Park.

  9. Roseisle

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    Forres

    Roseisle is a lovely pine forest alongside a beautiful sandy beach.

  10. Glasdrum Wood

    Type

    Forests & Woodlands

    Gradings

    East Lochaber

    This wild woodland climbs from the seashore near the head of Loch Creran up the slopes of Ben Churalain.

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