Abernethy Forest and Ryvoan circuit

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Abernethy Forest is the largest area of natural forest in the UK, directly descended from the ancient forest of Caledon. This fine circuit takes in a huge swathe of magnificent pinewoods, from the heart of the forest right up to the tree line and beyond.

Terrain

Mostly good forest tracks, with a couple of kilometres of rough, pathless moorland, map and good navigation skills needed.

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

Forest Lodge. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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