A small, friendly wood with some very big views

Strome Wood

Stretch your legs at Strome

Take a break from driving and pull in for the panoramic views at the Loch Carron viewpoint. You can see all the way to Wellington's Nose from here! Just down the road is Strome Wood: a hidden natural gem with more gorgeous views over Strome Castle, Loch Carron and even to Skye. It's a charming community woodland with pleasant trails and quiet picnic tables.

Find out more in our Forests of Lochalsh (PDF 3.1MB) leaflet.

Parking Picnic area Walking Viewpoint

Life's essentials

The nearest toilets and eating places are in Plockton or Lochcarron.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

This small woodland is naturally rich and diverse. Sixteen species of fern grow in the damp woodland environment and summer wildflowers bloom on the sheltered slopes. You could see coastal birds here as well as woodland birds, and seals often sun themselves on rocks below the wood.

Strome Wood is managed for the benefit of visitors and local people by a partnership between Forest Enterprise and the Fernaig Community Trust.

Contact: Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District

Address: Tower Road, Smithton, Inverness

Postcode: IV2 7NL

Telephone: 0300 067 6100


How to get here

The Loch Carron viewpoint is on the A890 just north of Stromeferry, between Kyle of Lochalsh and Lochcarron village, at grid reference NG 867 344. Strome Wood is less than ¼ mile (400 metres) from the viewpoint: turn south onto the A890 and almost immediately take a right turn signposted ‘Strome Ferry (no ferry)’. The forest entrance is 200 metres on your left at grid reference NG 861 345.

Using SatNav?

IV53 8UJ is the nearest postcode, just down the road in Stromeferry.

Public transport

Stromeferry is the nearest train station on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh railway line. You'll find timetable and connection details at Scotrail.

Nearby places

Going north? Achnashellach forest gives access to many fine hill walks. Going south? There's lots to see and do for all ages in the forests of the Isle of Skye.

Our guide map to the Forests of the Isle of Skye will help you explore the island.

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