Abriachan Forest hidden Tree houses

This easy walk takes you through the Abriachan Forest in the quest for huts, tree houses, and wildlife. It is an ideal walk for families.

Technical sheet
No. 26202723
A Highland walk posted on 29/08/22 by Delphinium. Update : 29/08/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h30[?]
Distance Distance : 1.52km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 21m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 21m
Highest point Highest point : 293m
Lowest point Lowest point : 265m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.385131° / W 4.429557°
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Abriachan Forest Toilets Tree house Tree house Round hut

Description

Start : Abriachan Forest car park. Grid ref. NH 540 353.

(D/A) When you stand up with the toilets to your left-hand side, the playground area is ahead of you. Walk on the footpath that goes left to the playground entrance. At the junction carry straight on (do not go left to the gate and bike park). As you walk into the woods, you reach a boardwalk and a junction.

On our left, you can make a little detour to see a tree house past the wooden bridge over the stream.

Otherwise, turn right here and carry straight on the boardwalk. When you reach the end of the boardwalk, you reach a junction. '

(1) You can make another detour left here to see the birdwatching spot over Loch Laide. If you choose to make this detour, go left. When you encounter a junction, go straight ahead to walk on boardwalks again up to the observatory. When you are done, come back to the junction.

Otherwise, go right past a wooden bench on your left-hand side.

At the next path junction (where there is a pink sign "No poverty"), turn left. At the next junction, make a detour to a tree house.

When you finish with the house, with your back to the entrance go straight to a path junction with a green sign where you go straight. At the next junction, go straight to reach a nice hut made of wood. You now have a campfire on your left hand. Go straight ahead through the hut.

(2) When you finished visiting the round hut. Go back to the campfire on your right-hand side and go downhill. At the next Y junction, this time, turn left. As you always go straight, you will encounter a bench, a labyrinth left, a wooden workshop right and an AFT forest classroom left to pass on your way.

Go through the buildings and then get to the car park and turn right along the curve back to the toilets. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 286m - Abriachan Forest car park
1 : km 0.42 - alt. 271m - Boardwalk junction - Detour
2 : km 1.14 - alt. 293m - Round hut and campfire
D/A : km 1.52 - alt. 281m - Abriachan Forest car park

Useful Information

Parking : Abriachan Forest car park. Grid ref. NH 540 353.
Facilities: toilets, BBQ and tables available
Food : Abriachan Eco-Campsite and café is hidden 1km by foot from the Forest trust entrance. Tel:01463 861462
Terrain: can be quite steep with rocks and roots. However, one part until the Shieling is really fun for kids!

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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