Ledmore and Migdale Wood
Nature Reserve and Walk in Easter Ross & Black Isle
This beautiful spot offers an enriching and magical experience to visitors looking for fantastic walks and a vast array of wildlife. The ancient Ledmore oak wood and the spectacular Migdale pinewood sit in a rugged landscape of rocky crags, bog and heather moorland. The river tumbling through the glen from Loch Migdale brings tranquillity to this lovely spot, popular with walkers and picnickers. Red squirrels have recently been reintroduced to the woodland and it’s also possible to spot red, roe and sika deer, as well as pine martens or otters by the burn if you are lucky. Once owned by Andrew Carnegie (the Scottish-born American industrialist) it is now the property of the Woodland Trust. A walk through this woodland reveals a long history with ancient burial chambers and traces of medieval industries. The priceless Bronze Age ‘Migdale Hoard’ was found just to the west of Loch Migdale. Among many trails of varying length, there is a delightful waymarked trail of about 4 miles which takes you high above the glen and offers lovely views. Visitor services are available in the nearby
villages of Bonar Bridge and Ardgay.