Glencoe National Nature Reserve
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Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Dramatic mountains, rare beauty and haunting history in the heart of the Highlands

Things to do

GUIDED TOURS

Get close to nature on a Land Rover Safari or ranger-led guided walk.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Take a walk around the woodland paths at the visitor centre and An Torr woodland. You can even hire an explorer backpack from the Outlook desk or get an orienteering card to help your little ones discover more about the glen.

SCHOOL VISITS

We welcome school visits at Glencoe. For more information, please see our Learning pages

WALKS

Glencoe’s award-winning, eco-friendly visitor centre is a brilliant place to learn about the landscape and soak up the sights – the viewing platform has mesmerising views of the mountains. The woodland trails lead into the lower levels of the glen, through birch and red deer territory, to the ruins at Inverigan, one of the sites of the Glencoe Massacre.

Glencoe is the home of Scottish mountaineering and climbers will find plenty of challenges in the crests and ridges of Aonach Eagach, the Three Sisters or any of the eight Munros on the estate. There are also good hillwalking routes and easier rambles, such as the walk to Signal Rock.

Climb one of the towering mountains that surround the glen.

Walks here

Glencoe An Torr

Glencoe An Torr

Difficulty
Easy
Time
Blue Trail – 45 mins; Black Trail – 1 hour; Yellow Trail – 25mins
Distance
Blue Trail – 1¼ miles; Black Trail – just over 1 mile; Yellow Trail – ¾ mile
Facilities
Car park
Glencoe Woodland

Glencoe Woodland

Difficulty
Easy
Time
30 mins
Distance
Blue Trail – just over 1 mile; Black Trail – ½ mile; Yellow Trail – 300m (the Yellow Trail is an all-access trail)
Facilities
Car park

To find walks at National Trust for Scotland places, download the Trust Trails app.

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