Trails for all, a café and fascinating stories about the 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.

The visitor centre is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm daily and is just one of the many places to explore in Glenmore. Learn more in the Glenmore Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 2.7MB).

Please note, mobility scooters are not available from the visitor centre at the present time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Accessibility information

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

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Unwind in the cafe

taste our best logoOur cafe at Glenmore Visitor Centre is the perfect place to relax with a cup of tea and naughty-but-nice slice of homemade cake. Or if you're looking for something more substantial, treat yourself to a warming bowl of soup, tasty panini or filling baked potato. There's a kids' menu too, so even little tummies will be happy.

The licenced café is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm daily. Hot food is available until 4.00pm and takeaway only after 4.15pm.


Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the visitor centre and café. For our other canine visitors, there’s water available and sheltered tie-up points just outside the café. The café has outdoor seating as well.

No camping

Please note that we do not allow camping in the recreational areas of this site. For more information, get in touch with the Inverness, Ross and Skye district office.

Car parking

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.

Award winningGreen Tourism award silver

Glenmore Visitor Centre has received a silver award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

Walking trails

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Accessibility information

The Glenmore Beach Trail has additional accessibility advice to help you plan your trip. Click the button for more information from DisabledGO.

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 inspiring activity sheets from the visitor centre. Activity packs are available during most school holidays throughout the year. Check this web page for details.

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


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. The car park is at grid reference NH 977 098.

You can cycle here from Aviemore on the Old Logging Way, a superb, 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, centred on the Glenmore youth hostel just next door.

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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