Sutherland’s Grove in Argyll is a bit a gem for the photographer (particularly in Autumn), with beech tress, Douglas firs, a rocky gorge, waterfalls and with a bit of a walk stunning views over the Firth of Lorne and its islands. Some of the trees were planted in 1870, with more added in 1921 to commemorate Lord John Donald Sutherland one of the founders of the Forestry Commission in Scotland. More recently trees were planted to commemorate the Dunblane Massacre.

How to get to Sutherland’s Grove

Sutherland’s Grove is on the A828 road between Connel and Ballachulish, about 8 miles from Connel in Argyll. Look out for the Forestry Commission signs 2 miles after the Scottish Sea Life Centre.

If you walk up through the woods, following the course of the river until you come to a bridge, and then follow the forestry track up you’ll come across a dam of the Gleann Dubh Reservoir, with an out flow that feeds the Abhainn Teithil, at the top of the dam there is a particularly graphic overflow with views across the Reservoir.

As a side note, I camped in my van in the car park at the bottom, making sure that I was as far away as possible from the house that lies beyond the car park.

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