Abriachan Forest Trail, Inverness-shire

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Christopher Somerville

Published at 12:01AM, March 28 2015

Nearly 20 years ago Abriachan Forest Trust bought a chunk of its local hillside above Loch Ness. Here the trust has laid out a superb network of waymarked footpaths that connect some fascinating sites and viewpoints over the surrounding hilly landscape. The start of the walk to Carn na Leitire�s rocky peak is a forest play area complete with big wooden fort, tree house, bird hide, loos and playground � ideal for junior adventurers.

On a still, cool morning with a hint of rain in the air we left the play area and set out on the climb through pine forest

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