Glen Affric is one very special place.
Instead of being managed for sheep grazing, deer stalking, grouse shooting, sport fishing or family recreation, like the vast majority of places in the Highlands, Glen Affric is managed to restore the Caledonian forest, the lost old-growth of Scotland.
No, what you normally see in Scotland is not the unspoilt pristine wilderness, it’s obviously the result of heavy human intervention, especially in the Victorian times. It’s still nice, I’ll concede, but you need to understand that it’s man-made.
If you’re reading this, then you’re a human. Blessing and curse.