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Cairngorms National Park

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Temporary path closures

Outdoor Access

10th May, 2022

Winter storms caused significant damage in some areas of the Park.  Large numbers of trees were blown down which blocked paths or were hung hazardously above them.  Some paths and routes have still to be cleared of fallen trees.

Please be vigilant when visiting woodland sites and follow all signage for your own safety.

This page will be kept as updated as possible, however we recommend checking directly with the relevant ranger service, website or social media for the latest advice.

  • Strathdon:
    • Ben Newe viewpoint walk – CLOSED. Significant windblow in the forest. Expected to be closed until at late Spring 2022
    • Bunzeach Trail – several trees down over trail, passable with some scrambling.
  • Laggan Forest (Wolftrax): Spruce and Squirrel walking trails closed due to windblown trees. Latest updates –  https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/laggan-wolftrax
  • Glen Doll: Significant storm damage and windblown trees during the January storms.
    • Glen Doll car park – open
    • Waymarked trails – all CLOSED. South Esk trail (Yellow) White Water Trail (White) Jocks Rd and Dounalt Trail (Blue) Corrie Fee (Green) are all closed due to windblown trees.

Glen Doll Update – 11 May 2022.
Tree clearance works starting:
For approximately 2-3 months tree clearance works will be carried out on the main mountain access routes passing through Glen Doll Forest. The approximate order of works will be Kilbo path and access road, Corrie Fee access road and trail, Dounalt road (south side of upper White Water), Road to Bachnagairn via Moulzie & Capel Mounth trail.

To enable works to be carried out safely the Kilbo Path, Corrie Fee trail and Dounalt Road will be fully closed when machinery is operating. The road to Bachnagairn via Moulzie and Capel Mounth Trail will be subject to a local diversion. We hope to maintain one route open from Glen Doll car park to access the Munros of Driesh and Mayar at all times.

For more detailed information on closures please check with the local Glen Doll Rangers

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Mountain Bike Trails
For information on the status of mountain bike trails please visit Storm Damage Trail Update – DMBinS 

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