Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Forests of Inverness - 4

We are now visiting Reelig Glen. Reelig Glen Wood is a mixture of old conifer and broadleaved trees, set in a narrow, steep-sided glen with the Moniack Burn running through its midst.

This old policy woodland had been in the same family of Frasers for some 500 years until it was sold to the Forestry Commission in 1949. The present character of Reelig Glen owes much to James Baillie Fraser (1783 - 1856) who planted many of the trees which are found here today.

Approximately 10 minutes from Inverness, take the A862 west towards Beauly, and after eight miles, turn left onto a minor road signposted to Reelig and Moniack. Carry straight on for about one mile to reach the small car park.

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