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Farigaig Forest

Farigaig Forest

Forest or Woodland, free entry


Forestry Commission Scotland


South Loch Ness,


Take to the trails at Farigaig to spot colourful wildflowers, butterflies and red squirrels, and for impressive views over Loch Ness and towards a dramatic rocky outcrop topped by the iron age fort of Dun Dearduil.

Wind your way to the viewpoints through a mix of broadleaf woodland – at its most vibrant in autumn – and conifers of all ages, including some soaring specimens by lovely Lochan Torr an Tuill. The forest here is a haven for red squirrels and badgers, as well as a host of woodland birds, and in summer dragonflies whizz across the water at the lochan.

Farigaig Forest is on the South Side of Loch Ness, beside the B852 near Inverfarigaig.

Open all the time


Free entry



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Map reference: NH 521238  Lat: 57.28138 Long: -4.45489