With over 1,400 hectares of native pine and sitka woodlands, some more than a century old, Strathmashie Forest offers a scenic entry point to the Scottish Highlands, with ample opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Marking the western border of the Cairngorms National Park, the forest sprawls through the foothills of the Monadhliath hills to the banks of Loch Laggan, where the lakeside beach makes a popular picnic spot.
The main highlight of the forest is the Pattack Falls and a marked walking trail leads the way, following tree-lined tracks along the picturesque river gorge. For mountain bikers, the main attraction is the Laggan Wolftrax Centre – a huge bike park located in the adjoining Laggan Forest.
Strathmashie Forest is located at the western tip of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.