Glenmulliach Forest (Trail 6)

GLENMULLIACH FOREST CAR PARK AND CYCLE ROUTE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO FORESTRY OPERATIONS.

 

From the Estate Information Centre, head along the Old Military Road (SE), through woods to join A939 at Alltachbeg. Turn right onto main road for 1km then turn left on to Glenmulliach Forest road (signposted). Follow the forest road to the car park then straight on uphill, past Glenmullie House taking left fork at the first junction in the woods. Continue uphill, then straight on at next junction past the fire pond on the right, to emerge from the trees at a gate. After the gate, turn right (NE) at the junction outside woods and follow the hill road to a viewpoint (GR 207 186). The road can be followed further uphill (500m) to reach the communications mast, but the terrain is not suitable for bikes beyond this point.

Retrace route from viewpoint downhill to the junction outside woods heading straight on (SW) taking the higher-level forest road back into the plantation. After a long straight, take left fork (SW). After 200m as the road bears left to a turning circle, leave the road bearing right to join a muddy track continuing downhill (SW) through the trees. Continue along this track, which turns after 200m (SE), joining the Forest Nature Trail.

Follow the path downhill, going straight on at the next junction. The road to a hide goes off to the left here. Then follow the track as it meanders through the trees (can be muddy in places) before rejoining the outbound route at the entrance to the forest close to the car park. A detour to the Forest Hide can be made from the Nature Trail to extend the route if required. Return to the Estate Office and start point via the outbound route along the A939 and Old Military Road.

Total Distance:
12km (6 miles) – 90% off-road

Approximate Duration:
2 hours

Trail Information:
The easiest and most sheltered of our waymarked cycle trails. The route follows hard and mostly smooth forest roads with a steady but not too difficult climb in the woods leading to an excellent viewpoint overlooking the Cairngorm Mountains. Forest trails in the Glenmulliach woodland can also be followed for added interest and more varied terrain.

Recommended start point:
Glenlivet Estate Office, Tomintoul (GR 172 183)

Other car parks:
Glenmulliach Forest Car Park (GR 193 168)

Places of interest:
Glenmulliach Forest Nature trail and forest hide, Viewpoint, Old Military Road.

Location and map

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