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The essential starting point for your visit to Glenmore Forest Park

Glenmore Visitor Centre

Get stuck into Glenmore

At the heart of the Forest Park, the visitor centre is an ideal place to start your visit. Find out more about this wonderful forest, choose from a range of trails and relax in the popular café. You can go on a quest to a magical lochan, or stretch your legs to get to one of the best views on Speyside. There are more trails, including all-ability access routes, just across the road at Loch Morlich beach.

Learn more in the Glenmore Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 2.7MB).


Parking (charge) Visitor centre Easy-access facilities Toilets Cafe or refreshments Walking Cycling Mountain access

Opening hours

The visitor centre is open daily between 9:30am and 4:30pm.

The café is open daily between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
Hot food only available until 3pm. Takeaway only after 3:15pm.

Car parking charges

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £1.50 for up to 3 hours
  • £2 for all day
  • £8 for minibus and coach all day

Your ticket can be used at our other car parks in Glenmore before the expiry time.

Annual (£25) and fortnightly (£10) season passes are also available. Speak to one of our staff members or contact us for more details.

Accessibility information

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This visitor centre has additional accessibility advice to help you plan your trip. Click the button for more information from DisabledGO.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide mobility scooters from the visitor centre at the present time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the visitor centre and café. Other canine visitors are welcome to join you at our outdoor seating. Water and tie-up points are available.

Award winning

Visit Scotland four star award     Green Tourism silver award

Glenmore Visitor Centre is a four star visitor attraction and has received a silver award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Follow in the footsteps of shepherds

If you want a real workout, there's a great hill route from the visitor centre up to Meall a' Bhuachaille – the hill of the shepherd. The path is a stiff climb from the car park to the summit at 2600 ft (810 metres). It's well worth it for the view from the top towards the rolling Cairngorm plateau and the wide strath of the Spey. The route is marked as far as the forest edge, then there's a clear, easy to follow path to the summit. You'll need proper hill walking equipment for this trip.

Children's activities

Make your own fun in the forest park, or pick up one of our activity sheets from the visitor centre.

Remembering the past

During the Second World War, a company of Norwegian resistance fighters were based in Glenmore. They trained in the forest and on the shores of Loch Morlich for daring raids against the Nazi forces occupying Norway. Today you'll find a memorial to them just outside the visitor centre.

Contact: Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre

Address: Glenmore, By Aviemore

Postcode: PH22 1QU

Telephone: 01479 861220

Email: invernessrossskye@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

From Aviemore follow the signs for Rothiemurchus, Glenmore and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. Continue through Rothiemurchus Estate and on to Glenmore village. The visitor centre is on your left in the centre of the village.

You can cycle here from Aviemore on the Old Logging Way, a safe bike route that runs for 6 miles / 9.7 km between Aviemore and the Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre.

Using SatNav?

PH22 1QU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses between Aviemore and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway pass the visitor centre. You'll find details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

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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