If you want the chance to see red squirrels, stroll through ancient pinewoods carpeted with heather and blaeberry, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a golden eagle soaring overhead, the Caledonian Forest is the place to go. Details on some of the best remnants can be found below.
Athnamulloch bothy – Glen Affric
Athnamulloch bothy is a warm and comfortable base in the remote and wild heart of Glen Affric – often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland and designated as a National Nature Reserve.
Often described as one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland, Glen Affric is the site of one of the largest remaining fragments of Caledonian Forest. It is a paradise of shimmering lochs, ancient woodland and dramatic mountains.
Glen Strathfarrar is a hidden gem that is clothed in ancient pine forest and mixed woodland, with glorious views of snow-capped mountains.
Beinn Eighe was Scotland’s first National Nature Reserve. Jagged mountain peaks rise from ancient pine forests and golden eagles soar overhead.
Rothiemurchus is a forest estate set in the heart of the Cairngorms. With activities such as river kayaking, mountain biking and pony trekking, it is the ideal holiday destination for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts.