A wonderful area of unspoilt Caledonian Scots Pine forest, accessed by a walkers' path heading south over a narrow footbridge. Russet and gold bracken, rowan and birch between the vast dark pines make autumn a perfect time to visit. A recent morning walk in misty sunlight, with unseen stags roaring all around, raised the hairs at the back of my neck. Almost a Jurassic Park experience in its primeval wildness: stunning and mysterious.
Around 30 kms west of Inverness off A831. Turn west on unclassified road at Struy. Call at cottage to open locked gate: follow road for 6kms half a km east of hydro dam).
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