Wildlife flourishes where glaciers once froze the land


Step into colourful Littlemill

The small forest at Littlemill hides dramatic features that tell of a landscape very different from today's peaceful glen. The ridges and lochans are leftovers from the Ice Age, formed when glaciers ground their way across the land.

Now the woodland is home to roe deer, and there's a colourful show of wildflowers in spring.

Our guide to the Forests of Inverness (PDF 4MB) will help you explore Littlemill and other woods around the city.

Parking Walking

Life's essentials

There's a small shop in Inverarnie, a little further along the B851.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District

Address: Tower Road, Smithton, Inverness

Postcode: IV2 7NL

Telephone: 0300 067 6100


How to get here

Head south from Inverness on the A9 for about 6 miles (9.6 km) and turn right onto the B851, signposted for Fort Augustus. Littlemill is about 1½ miles (2.4 km) along the road, on the left. The car park is at grid reference NH 700 365.

Using SatNav?

IV2 6XH is a postcode a little further south along the B851.

Nearby places

At Daviot Wood you'll find wide, flat trails to explore on foot, bike or mobility scooter. Culloden hides historic features in attractive woodland.

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