I’ve had a walk planned for Dubhchraig Forest for a while: located in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park near Tyndrum, the Forest is a remnant of the ancient Caledonian Forest which once swathed much of Scotland.
I enjoyed a pleasant circular route with approximately 500 metres of ascent overall. After crossing the river and railway bridges, the route initially heads south beside the bulk of the Forest (the pines are noted on the map below as Coille Coire Chuilc), before looping west and north through the conifer plantation. The final stretch follows the stream – the Allt Coire Dubhchraig – north-east back through the Forest itself and is the most enjoyable part of the walk.
For my most recent expedition I decided to do something a little different and compiled a video blog of the day. I think this is a brilliant way to to bring adventures to life, and I hope you agree – please enjoy!