Walk by the water
Some folk reckon the river Garry is one of Scotland’s most beautiful rivers. It’s a magnificent sight as it runs powerfully through lovely woodland with tall conifers. Kayakers love the challenge of the rapids, while fishermen hunt for salmon in the quieter stretches.
Much of the woodland here is native Scots pine, with a characteristic range of wildlife from wood ants to Scottish crossbills and red squirrels. It feels very different from other woodlands on the west coast, almost as if the forests of the east are reaching through the Great Glen to meet their neighbours.
Glengarry is the starting point for those wishing to explore Bolinn - the ruins of a 18th century township.
Find a bite to eat
You’ll find places to eat and public toilets in Invergarry, at the village hall.
Ciste Dubh Trail
A short loop beside the cascades of the River Garry, where you may see red squirrels, deer and even pine marten in the peaceful forest.
Largely firm gravel surface. Uneven earthy sections with exposed tree roots and short rocky patches. Short steep slopes. Some parts may be muddy.
1 ¼ miles / 2.0 km Allow ¾ hour
Allt na Cailliche Trail
Follow the Allt na Cailliche (Burn of the Old Woman) to a stunning waterfall and discover remnants of the ancient Caledonian pinewood.
Sections of uneven earth and gravel surface. Some exposed tree roots and muddy patches. One long steep slope with short rocky section. Includes two bridges and a quiet road crossing.
3 miles / 4.8 km Allow 2 hours
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
From Invergarry, near Loch Oich, follow the A87 west towards Kyle of Lochalsh for two miles (3 km). The car park is on the left at White Bridge, grid reference NH 284 013.
PH35 4HG is the nearest postcode, about ½ mile (800 m) before the car park.
Buses between Inverness and Fort William stop in Invergarry, 1 ½ miles (2.4 km) away. You’ll find details at Traveline Scotland.
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