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    Big Tree Walk

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    4.5 km
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    201 m
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    Big Tree Walk

    The Big Tree Walk is a lovely 2.5 km, waymarked forest trail beside the Benmore Botanic Gardens. The route features a fairly steep ascent up through an ancient forest of Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, and Californian Redwoods. Following the ascent, views of Srath Eachaig and the surrounding hills open up and are breathtaking. The walk is suitable for families; however, the steep incline is likely best suited for older children.

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    Route Description for Big Tree Walk

    The Big Tree Walk is a fantastic short forest trail in the Benmore Botanic Garden located in Crianlarich, Scotland. The 2.0 km trail unfolds on a forest track that is waymarked and features a steep uphill section. Although the walk is generally family-friendly, it’s likely best suited for older children due to the steep ascent.

    California Redwoods, Douglas Fir, and Western Hemlock tower majestically, flanking the Big Tree Walk trail. Following signs for Black Gates, you’ll set out into the ancient woods following the waymarked path in blue. Along the way, you’ll enjoy brilliant views up the glen and on towards Beinn Ruadh, in addition to the stunning forest scenery. The air here is fresh, and you’ll likely feel like you’ve been swept up in a forest fairy-tale while walking. Complete the walk by following the path that leads back through the trees and onto the car park where the walk began.

    Getting to the Big Tree Walk Trailhead

    From Dunoon, drive east on Carlina Pl towards George St, then make a right onto George St. Turn right on Church St and then make another right onto Argyll St/A885. Continue on the A885 for 10.5 km following signs to exit left for the Benmore Botanic Garden. The walk begins from the car park.

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      Year-round access

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    • Pets allowed


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      Older Children only

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