Nature and culture
Glen Affric is a long, thin Reserve that changes significantly from east to west, giving you a range of different experiences. The lower slopes of the Glen are cloaked in ancient pinewood with rare plants like creeping lady's tresses or lesser twayblade on the pinewood floor.
Flowing through the middle of the glen is the tumultuous River Affric. These waters are favoured by the elusive otter and dippers and the lochs are home to both red and black-throated divers.
The west end of the Glen is dominated by moorland and golden eagles hunt over the slopes here.
Glen Affric was once quite densely populated, but the area was cleared for sheep farming during the Highland Clearances. Nowadays grazing is controlled and the glen is managed with nature as its primary aim.
A magnificent glen, rich in nature with a long history.
A landscape shaped by people over thousands of years.
Glen Affric is one of the oldest remnants of Caledonian pine forest being managed today to ensure its future.
From east to west and lochside to mountain top Glen Affric is a rich and diverse landscape.
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