Invitation to Step Outside and Visit a Green Oasis

Forestry and Land Scotland is inviting people across the north of Scotland to come and visit a local forest and get the maximum benefit of a walk, run, cycle or wheel in the woods.

The invitation comes after new COVID-19 restrictions on visiting people at home came into effect.

Graeme Prest, North Region Manager for FLS, said:

“Not visiting friends and family at home for the moment is undoubtedly a difficult but necessary measure for Scotland’s effort to suppress the impact of COVID-19.

“It’s really important that we look after ourselves and keep our spirits up.

“One of the best ways of doing this is to take a trip to your local woodland – they’re like green oases of calm to enjoy, clear your head and re-charge your batteries.

“And, by keeping physically distant and observing all the current guidance on staying safe, you can meet up with a friend and enjoy the great outdoors together.

“There are plenty of great woodlands in the area so get your boots on or grab your bike and take a few hours out of your day to experience the pleasures of a peaceful, quiet woodland.”

Five top sites in FLS’ North Region are:

Culloden Woods (on the edge of Inverness)

Glenmore (near Coylumbridge)

Glen Affric (near Fasnakyle)

Torrachilty/Rogie Falls (near Tarvie)

Aldie Burn (near Tain)

Forestry and Land Scotland looks after hundreds of woodlands across the country.

For details on all of the listed woodlands and many more, including information on available facilities and directions on how to get there, check the ‘Find a Woodland’ page on line and search by town, city, postcode or forest name.