Some of the most beautiful forest walks in Scotland.

Staycation Scotland: 11 of the most beautiful and tranquil forest walks in Scotland

Scotland is home to over 1.4 million hectares of woodland, including seven of the ten largest forests in Britain.

Ranging from the huge expanse of Galloway Forest Park (the UK’s biggest) to smaller remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest that used to cover much of the country, they are magical places.

Sundappled clearings perfect for picnics, towering Scots pine trees, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful rivers all feature in our most beautiful areas of woodland – with the chance to see some of Scotland’s rarest wildlife including red squirrels, wildcats and capercaillie.

Here are 11 of the best places in Scotland to go for a woodland walk.

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