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A Woodland Trust wood
Lewiston, Drumnadrochit


33.51 ha (82.8 acres)
Grid ref:
OS map sheets:
Explorer 416
OS Landranger 26
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Features and attractions

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
  • Spring colour
  • Free car parking at site

Balmacaan is part of a major concentration of ancient woodlands along Loch Ness. It boasts some of the largest specimens of Wellingtonia, Lawson's cypress and Douglas fir in Britain and in 1984 was the first wood in Scotland acquired by the Woodland Trust.