In addition, a number of new footpaths have been built providing a range of walks within the woodland from the easy to the more challenging, all with interpretation and car parking facilities. Frequent guided walks are also carried out by ranger staff of the Initiative during the summer.

The most recent development is also the most exciting. The Garbh Eilean wildlife hide is situated in the forest at Ardery, on a rocky knoll overlooking islands in Loch Sunart. From within it seals, nesting seabirds and a heronry can be seen with regular sightings of otters and eagles. Built from timber with a turf roof, the hide is fully accessible to disabled visitors, including those in wheelchairs.