Visit the fascinating ancient woodland of Balmacaan for a guided autumnal walk.

Situated on the western shore of Loch Ness, Balmacaan Wood is steeped in history that is as rich and varied as its wildlife. Come along to explore the area and receive expert knowledge from our walk leader.

This is a free event, but booking via Eventbrite is essential.


Don't forget

There are no toilet facilities on site. The nearest facilities are at the Loch Ness Hub main car park, in the centre of Drumnadrochit.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for spending time outdoors. Good waterproofs, walking boots and warm layers are advised.

Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

When and where

  • Date: Saturday 28 September, 10.30am-12.30pm.
  • Price: free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome. 
  • Location: Balmacaan Wood, Drumnadrochit, Highlands, IV63 6UP.
    What3words: shrug.look.unscrew.
    Grid reference: NH 49900 28900.
  • Access: there is a mix of surfaced and unsurfaced paths at Balmacaan, all of which have steep sections and difficult terrain to navigate. Walks usually take 1.5-2.5 hours and are tailored to visitor preference. Please contact Anna, the guided walk leader, at if you have any special requirements.
  • Parking: a small parking area for up to three cars is available at the main entrance. The centre of the track is higher than the wheel tracks, so drivers of lower vehicles are advised not to use this. Additional public parking is available at the main Tourist Hub car park in Drumnadrochit village centre, about 1km (0.6 miles) from the wood.

    From the main car park in Drumnadrochit, head south on the A82 for about 250 metres then turn right onto Pitkerrald Road. After around 100 metres, bear left along a farm track between fields which leads to the main entrance of the wood. We will meet at the small car park under the redwood trees.
  • Dogs: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

How to book

This is a free event, but booking via Eventbrite is essential.

Woodland Trust Wood


Lewiston Drumnadrochit

33.51 ha (82.80 acres)

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