Abriachan Trails

Abriachan Trails
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Looking for: Parks & Gardens
Address: Abriachan Trails
starts Abriachan Forest Car Park
Postcode: IV3 8LD
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 01463 861 259
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Abriachan Forest Community Trust purchased the forest and moorland traversed by this walk in 1998, and have set about increasing the native woodland and constructing recreational paths to enhance the environment and create local employment. Take the steep road up to Abriachan from the A82 near Abriachan Nursery; if approaching from the Fort William direction you'll need to use the turning circle on the opposite site of the road as the turn is so sharp. Take the left fork after passing through the scattered houses of Abriachan, and after passing Loch Laide turn left up the forest track (signed) to find the car park on the left. There are picnic tables and toilets here, as well as information boards about the forest and numerous possible walks. Start along the flat trail from near the toilets, signed for the 'wee tree house' and Loch Laide. The path soon becomes a wooden boardwalk and there's a seat at a junction. To see the treehouse, turn left here, before returning to the junction and heading right. Soon you'll reach another t-junction; turn left this time. Keep straight on at the next junction where another path goes off right. The path bends left and leads to an excellent wildlife hide with a view over Loch Laide. Look out for whooper swans and other birdlife.