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Reelig Glen

Reelig Glen

Forest or Woodland

Contact

Forestry Commission Scotland

01463 791575

Address

Moniack,
near Beauly,
IV5 7PR

Details

Reelig Glen is a narrow, steep-sided gorge, cut by the rushing waters of the Moniack. The woodland is a mixture of old conifer and broadleaved trees, but its real glory is a stand of Douglas Fir trees that are well over 100 years old. They soar above you to a height of about 170 feet (50 metres).

One old giant measured over 200 feet (64 metres) in the year 2000 – the tallest tree in Britain at the time. After a local competition, it was named Dughall Mor – Big Douglas!

How to get here:
From Inverness, take the A862 west towards Beauly. After about 6½ miles (10.5 km), turn left onto a minor road signposted to Moniack and Clunes. Take a left fork after a long straight stretch of road and continue for another ½ mile (800 metres) mile to reach the small car park at grid reference NH 558 431.

Take the popular 1 mile circular walk from the Forestry Commission car park.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NH 557435  Lat: 57.45917 Long: -4.40567