Case study: Inverarnie Esker Trail, Strath Nairn

Forest Enterprise worked with the local community to develop a forest walk and interpretation trail with viewpoints cleared in the forest within Littlemill Fluvioglacial Landforms SSSI in Strath Nairn. The Trail, developed with assistance from Highland Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Natural Heritage and The Paths for All Partnership, was opened in June 2004 by Farr Primary School pupils along with Forestry Commission officials. It leads the visitor around the landforms created by the meltwaters from the last ice sheet, including some of the best examples of eskers and kettleholes in the country. It is a valued local recreational facility as well as an educational resource. The habitats provided by the geodiversity also support a diversity of bird, insect and plant life.

Trail description – Walk Highlands website