A wonderfully varied patchwork of forests across the most scenic parts of Highland Perthshire, featuring some of the country’s best loved viewpoints and tallest trees. Discover legends about demons and dragons, saints and queens along woodland trails with unforgettable loch and mountain views.

A royal seal of approval

You’ll be following in the footsteps of legendary plant hunters, lairds and foresters – Tay Forest Park’s soaring woods are their living legacy, alive with wildlife and rich with history. Start your visit at the Queen’s View Visitor Centre, where you can admire the panorama over lovely Loch Tummel and relax in the cosy café. Don’t miss nearby Allean Forest, where you’ll find an 18th century farmstead and ruined Pictish ring fort.

Reaching for the skies

Choose Faskally near Pitlochry for easy strolls through magnificent specimen trees. Find follies and viewpoints amongst a cathedral of trees planted by the Dukes of Atholl at Craigvinean, or peaceful burnside and woodland trails with wildlife sculptures at Carie beside Loch Rannoch. Head for the fort at Drummond Hill, a capercaillie stronghold, or find lifesize sculptures of these remarkable woodland birds at the picnic site at nearby Dalerb.

Explore the Iron Age

Highland Perthshire is composed of exciting and dramatic landscapes steeped in history – and none more so than the mountains and glens around Loch Rannoch, Loch Tummel and Loch Tay. Here you can find once mighty hillforts, still commanding fine views over their ancient dominions. Explore further and you can find evidence of many smaller ringforts, duns and crannogs, the fortified homesteads of Iron Age farmers and their kin. For more information download our Explore The Iron Age leaflet.

Find more information in our Tay Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 5.6MB).

Forests to visit

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Queen's View

Enjoy an iconic view over Loch Tummel that’s fit for a queen and a warm welcome at our visitor centre, shop and café.

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Soaring woods above the River Tay near Dunkeld, planted by the Dukes of Atholl, with follies, viewpoints and family-friendly trails.
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Drummond Hill

There are breath-taking views of Loch Tay along the trails through this woodland and an atmospheric hillfort on the summit.
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Easy trails around Loch Dunmore and through colourful mixed woodland with magnificent specimen trees and plenty of wildlife.
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Wind through woodland that cascades down a rocky hillside behind Weems Castle, looking out for saints and dragons as you go.

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