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Urquhart Bay

A Woodland Trust wood

Urquhart Bay

22.9 ha (56.59 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 431
OS Landranger 26
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour
  • Wetland

On the banks of Loch Ness, Urquhart Bay is one of the best examples of surviving ancient wet woodland in Europe. Tree species include alder, ash, bird cherry and white willow. Footpaths form a rough figure of eight through the centre of the wood.