Glenmore Forest Park

An easy, family-friendly walk in the Cairngorms National Park.

Technical sheet
No. 4098612
A Highland walk posted on 01/06/16 by LB_Neil. Update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 6.01km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 91m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 93m
Highest point Highest point : 427m
Lowest point Lowest point : 334m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cairngorms
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.167328° / W 3.692811°
Download : -
View of the mountains An Lochan Uaine


(S/F) Start the car park of the Glenmore Visitor Centre. Take the road east-south-east (Glenmore Lodge Road) which passes just beneath the "Reindeer House”. This path runs along Norwegian Lodge then Glenmore Lodge.

(1) Pass by a path on the right and keep climbing into the forest.

(2) After a kilometre and a half you will overlook a lovely little loch called An Lochan Uaine.

(3) After a short stop at the loch, retrace your steps over a short distance and take the path that leads right into the forest.

(4) Take a moment to enjoy the view of the mountains opposite (to the south) where Scots go to ski in winter. The trail then leads to a wider forest road. Continue to walk this road a further roughly 1.8 km to reach the Visitor Centre (S/F).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 336m
1 : km 1.62 - alt. 348m - Junction, continue straight ahead.
2 : km 3.18 - alt. 364m - An Lochan Uaine
3 : km 3.28 - alt. 364m - Junction, turn right.
4 : km 4.15 - alt. 421m - Dedicated viewpoint
D/A : km 6.01 - alt. 334m

Useful Information

Beneath the Glenmore Visitor Centre there is a large camping site on the shore of Loch Morlich with a nice sandy beach.

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

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