Loch Garten and Garten woods

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This circuit visits the Garten pinewoods which are being restored to a natural state by the RSPB. It includes a visit to Loch Garten - famous for its Osprey eyrie- and the more secretive Loch Mallachie. These special woods are home to the rare capercaillie, and dogs should be kept on a short lead during the very sensitive breeding season between 1 April and 15 August.


Forest paths and tracks, mostly excellent but with a boggy section

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Garten woods car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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