New bridge aids access around Loch Morlich

Morlich Bridge

Visitors to Glenmore can now enjoy the Loch Morlich Trail which circumnavigates the loch without getting wet and muddy boots thanks to a new footbridge on the Trail’s ‘red route’.

Together with an upgrade of approach paths, Forestry Commission Scotland have installed the bridge at a section of the trail in the upper Rothiemurchus forest, which became part of Scotland’s national forest estate in 2014.

Jack Mackay, for the Commission’s team in the area said;

“The bridge that we’ve replaced had seen better days and as part of our partnership work with the previous owners, it had been identified as one of the priority jobs that would make the forest and the trail much better for our visitors to the area.

“I’m pleased to say that we’ve now ticked that off our list so visitors can now get the most out of the trail and still come out the other end with – reasonably - dry feet.”

“We’re continue to enjoy a good working relationship with the previous owners, whose intimate knowledge of Rothiemurchus is helping us to stay as focused as ever on providing visitors with first class experiences in a first class location.”

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.