Balbair Forest Car Park

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Lairg Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3AA, Scotland

0131 370 5970


If you're looking for a mountain bike challenge, or peaceful walks to a pond where beasties lurk, this hidden gem is worth seeking out. You can explore its sunny forest glades and high rocky slabs on bike, foot or horseback. There's a sense of wild country on the tops, with views west and east over the hills, while deep in the forest you'll find sheltered clearings full of wildflowers and berries. Walking trails Pond Trail - A short climb through the pine forest to an enchanting little dipping pond. Moderate climb to dipping pond. Narrow gravel path through trees to a wide forest road. No obstacles. 1 miles / 1.7 km Allow ¾ hour. Pine Trail - Climb up through pine, larch and spruce forest for hilltop views across the Kyle of Sutherland. Long fairly steep slopes for 400m. Mostly firm but uneven gravel surface. Some grassy and earthy sections that may be muddy. One narrow opening. 2 ¾ miles / 4.3 km Allow 2 hours. Mountain biking trails Blue Trail - Soar through the trees on this twisting trail. Mostly wide gravel paths with some loose sections and long, gentle to moderate slopes. Can be muddy when wet. 2 miles / 3.2 km Black Trail - Top of the world rock slab. Mostly loose gravel singletrack with sections of bare rock and boardwalk. Can be muddy and very steep in places. 4 ½ miles / 7.2 km

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