Get back to nature at Allt Mor
Glenmore's forest is changing, as we remove trees like Sitka spruce and lodgepole pine, and encourage native trees like Scots pine to grow naturally. The trails from Allt Mor take you through a wonderful mix of tall, thick pines and young saplings, with a tumble of heather, blueberry and juniper on the ground. Everywhere there's the chatter of running water, tumbling down from the mountains.
Our guide map (PDF 3.9MB) has details of sites and trails throughout the Forest Park.
Please note, the upper section of the Allt Mor trail is closed between Utsi's Bridge and Cairngorm Mountain Base Station due to landslips.
We're currently working with engineers to complete plans to rectify the damage, ensuring that the replacement section of trail will be safe and robust for all future visitors.
You'll find toilets and a café at the Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre. If you climb the Allt Mor trail you'll also find toilets and café at the Cairngorm Mountain Railway.
Please note that we do not allow camping in the recreational areas of this site. For more information, get in touch with our district office.
Please note, parking charges are as follows:
- £1 for up to 1 hour
- £1.50 for up to 3 hours
- £2 for all day
- £8 for minibus and coach all day
Season passes are also available at the following prices:
- £25 for a yearly pass for up to two cars
- £10 for up to a fortnight for up to two cars
For more information please contact us.
Still have time left on your ticket? Tickets purchased here are also valid at the other Forestry Commission car parks in Glenmore. So, make the most of your trip and visit another area of the Forest Park.
Explore the atmospheric pine woods on an easy-going trail around Glenmore’s former shooting lodge.
Mostly wide, uneven gravel surface with some potentially muddy patches. Includes a couple of short fairly steep slopes and some low branches.
2 ½ miles / 3.9 km Allow 1½ hours
Look out for some small headstones by the path near the lodge, which mark the graves of dogs buried here a century ago by the Dennistoun family. The family ran a shipping business in Glasgow and loved staying in Glenmore on shooting parties.
If the forest works its magic and you’d like to see bit more, follow the blue markers up the glen when you meet the Ryvoan Trail until you reach the sheltered beauty spot of Lochan Uaine (The Green Lochan). Going there and back will add 1½ miles / 2.4 km onto the trip.
Allt Mor Trail (diverted)
Please note, the upper section of this trail is closed between Utsi's Bridge and Cairngorm Mountain Base Station due to landslips. We're working with engineers to complete plans to rectify the damage, ensuring that the replacement section of trail will be safe and robust.
A taste of forest and mountain as you follow the tumbling Allt Mor burn. Breathtaking views over Glenmore and Strath Spey.
Firm gravel surface, with some narrow, uneven and rocky sections. Long steep slope for half a mile. Includes some narrow openings, long sections of boardwalks, and a road crossing.
3 ½ miles / 5.8 km Allow 2½ hours
Look out for the Scots pine saplings growing in the gully of Allt Mor (The Big Stream). They've chosen a risky home! Swollen by heavy rain or snow, the stream can tumble large rocks down from the mountains, changing the shape of the glen overnight.
The trail takes you to the Coire Cas car park at the foot of Cairngorm: there's a bus service from there back to Glenmore, but check times at Traveline Scotland before you set out.
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
From Aviemore follow the signs for Rothiemurchus, Glenmore and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. Continue through Rothiemurchus Estate and Glenmore village. Allt Mor car park is on your left about ¾ mile / 1.2 km after the Forest Park Visitor Centre. The car park is at grid reference NH 981 090.
PH22 1RB is the postcode for the Cairngorm Mountain Railway, a little further up the glen. Following directions to this destination will take you past Allt Mor.
Buses between Aviemore and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway pass Allt Mor. You'll find details at Traveline Scotland.
Allt Mor is just one of the many places to explore in Glenmore Forest Park. A few miles to the south, Inshriach forest is away from the crowds. Here you'll find trails along the Feshie river, around magical Uath lochans or up to wide views from Farleitter Crag. For world-class mountain biking, try Laggan Wolftrax.
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