Strathmashie Forest

Strathmashie Forest, Aviemore and the Cairngorms: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Strathmashie Forest Reviews: 4/5

Strathmashie Forest
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GoldenBear
Edinburgh, UK74 contributions
Tranquility at its purest
Feb 2019
Lovely fresh air and mini waterfall. Very scenic! I found it very peaceful and rewarding to be there.

Not much to really see so you won’t spend more than 15 mins of your day.
Written February 22, 2019
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Just_in_the_south
Truro, UK184 contributions
Love this walk!
Jan 2019 • Couples
Absolutely love this walk. Although you can take the circular walk there is part of it that is really difficult to walk through and I would not recommend small children at all. But we are a family of adults and really liked the challenge of climbing over the twigs, branches etc. Love the scenery and the dog was off the lead the whole way around and loved it. Have never met anyone on this walk during our winter walks here.
Written January 7, 2019
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Danielle M
3 contributions
Terrible walk
Aug 2018 • Family
Today we tried to follow the circular walk which is sign posted to start and follows a large gravel road towards the quarry. All the way along is trees that are cut down or fallen down and for those that have been cut down the mess left by the piles of crap And branches just looks awful. It’s described as a forest walk but looks a mess. The only good thing I saw on this walk was a tree that had fallen down taking it’s roots which left a pond underneath. You get to a few forks with no arrow posts so you need to figure out which way to go. The only arrow posts seem to be on the straight paths with no other way to go.
After getting to the quarry we had to work out that it’s a sharp left turn following the path that completely disappears leaving you walking through bramble and boggy grass to get up to the village. As it’s a circular we guessed you carry on past it so we did despite no arrows to guide or path. You realise you come to a tree plantation with lots of branches piled up everywhere and no path and unless you want to turn around and go back on yourself you pretty much have to walk through the bogs and over the piles of branches. It looks awful on what should be a beautiful place.
There should at least be warnings and signs to say it’s almost impassable and from the village it should sign post yo say it’s better to go back the way you came.
We finally navigated this awful bog with branches left behind from the trees they cut down and no new trees planted with old tire tracks from the trucks they have since not been back here just leaving a mess.
It was very sad to see the company’s who chip down these trees leave it in such an awful mess. Worst walk I’ve ever done in such a beautiful country I visit about twice a year.
It’s no wonder we didn’t come across any other person visiting Druim an Aird accept 2 locals who didn’t know the walk.

Written August 19, 2018
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,605 contributions
Nice little waterfall in this clean Forest
Mar 2018 • Couples
On our way back from Highland Tour and Loch Ness, we stopped here for a moment. Little walk from parking area you can see nice little waterfall, where is also viewing platform. Air was so clean and refreshing, so overall nice little stop and worth of few photos. Wear comfy shoes!
Written April 12, 2018
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
although just have a short staying but feeling good
Mar 2016 • Solo
although just have a short staying at here but feeling good. fresh air & stunning view. if do hiking here may be very good.
Written April 13, 2016
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Geoff P
Melbourne, Australia300 contributions
Wonderful natural forest
Aug 2012 • Family
Strathmashie is a community forest, along the A86 and right beside the road is the Pattack Falls. Really worth spending time hiking through the forest and admiring the beautiful, natural forest and water way. Tall Pines tower over the fast flowing water below and make for a great photo setting.
Written July 6, 2013
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Christina S
United Kingdom11 contributions
Druim and Aird Walk
May 2013 • Friends
Just thought I would write a review regarding this walk, we attempted this walk from both directions, unfortunately the walk is completely blocked now by many fallen trees, it is impossible to get past them. We had to take a detour but couldn't pick up the signs to pick up the walk again. Had to abandon the planned route and just enjoyed a leisurely stroll. The car park at Pattack Falls doesn't advise of this, we also tried to do the Walk to Dalwhinnie, again this walk is blocked by fallen trees, again which you can't get by. I imagine both walks would have been lovely but are both totally impassable. Dissappointing.
Written June 5, 2013
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HikingPhotographer
Aberystwyth, UK42 contributions
A great attraction for free!
Aug 2012 • Friends
Pattack Falls and the surrounding gorge area is a must if you are in the area. Located on the right hand side (when travelling north) of the A86 about 2.5 miles from the northern shore of Loch Laggan. Another must for all fans of Monarch of the Glen as the area was used on a number of occasions throughout the series.
Written September 1, 2012
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Philfromcheshire
Cheshire7,658 contributions
Druim An Aird walk.
From car park at Druim An Aird take the path heading South East and walk uphill for a short while until you reach the viewing platform for Pattack Falls.From the falls walk uphill along the main path,the cascading river in its impressive gorge has been used as a location in Monarch of the Glen.Follow the path through the pinewood forest to follow a loop.There is also a faint path next to the river,here you will also view some wonderful scenery.

The walk will take you approx 1.5-2hrs.The walk is 4.5km.
The walk is easy with breathtaking views.
Written October 15, 2008
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