Glen Affric Nature Reserve ***

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This glen has long been recognised as one of the most scenic areas of Scotland. Here you can explore a magical mix of native woods, glistening lochs and haunting moorlands. In Gaelic, the word ‘strath’ means a ‘broad valley’. In the case of Strathglass the ‘strath’ takes in three scenic glens – Glen Strathfarrar, Glen Affric and Glen Cannich. They offer a unique combination of mountain scenery, ancient Caledonian forests, rivers and impressive waterfalls. In particular, Glen Affric has earned a reputation as one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of Scotland and it is now a national nature reserve.

Glen Affric is well known for its 30 miles of ancient pinewoods. One of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland! Here, you can wander amongst the splendid pine trees accompanied by the musical notes of the woodland birds. Glen Affric is home to ospreys, secretive otters or red- and black-throated divers. A spectacular place to visit in autumn.