Abernethy Caledonian Pineforest
Abernethy Forest © Richard Elliott

Ancient Caledonian Pineforest Walk

From £30 per adult

Departure days

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January — December

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Meet the silent giants at Abernethy National Nature Reserve that make up the largest ancient remnant of Caledonian pineforest

What to expectIn an encouraging atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to learn about the great Caledonian pineforest and the special wildlife that call it home with your guide. This walking tour is perfect for anyone who enjoys learning about wildlife in a relaxed practice-based environment. Depending on what we see on the day, we will focus on birds, plants and mammals, like red squirrels. We will walk at a moderate pace with frequent stops. Get ready for a relaxed pineforest walk sprinkled with wildlife facts and practical nature skills! You will also be treated to some light refreshments (teas & Sottish biscuits) as you take in the natural beauty around you.
Abernethy is a nature reserve that is ancient, wild and immeasurably special – a place so extraordinary that it can feel like another country.
Caledonian pineforest is wildlife-rich and like no other forest in the UK. Huge, gnarled, lichen-encrusted Scots pine trees dot the landscape, interspersed with other species such as juniper, rowan, birch, blae’berry and heather.
Things to bringTours will go ahead in most weathers, so please come prepared. The following are recommended:
  • Waterproof coat
  • Long-sleeved top
  • Water
  • Walking/wellie boots
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Trousers
  • Sun protection
Please read our guidance on dogs before making a booking enquiry.

Contact details

Wild Alba Tours
The Haugh
AB37 9AJ

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Nethy Bridge
Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Landscapes Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff

Tour prices


  • £30 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Wild Alba Tours

Wild Alba Tours are perfect for those who enjoy learning about nature with hands-on practice. No jumping in and out of minibuses. We want to share the gift of nature with you, at a slower pace. We are committed to enhancing how you experience nature all year round. That is what makes our walking experiences special. Our guided tours are designed to help you learn basic wildlife identification. Also meet local people who work in rural Scotland, like Graeme at The Haugh Farm, and understand how they manage the land to help it thrive. Wild Alba Tours welcomes you!

Opening times

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

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