Allean

Where we are

Discover an 18th century homestead and a Pictish fort

Heritage is written into the landscape at Allean. Before the conifers were planted, this was home to generations of farmers. You can discover a restored 18th century homestead above the car park, or travel back another thousand years at the remains of an ancient Pictish fort overlooking Loch Tummel.

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Walking trails

Walking

Clachan Trail

Climb steadily through varied forest to discover a 300-year old farming settlement and some superb views across the Tummel Valley.

Mostly wide, firm gravel surface. Uneven grassy section with some muddy patches. Includes some fairly steep slopes. Look out for vehicles along well-used forest roads.

Moderate
1 ¾ miles / 3.0 km

Allow
1 hour

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The trail leads uphill to the Clachan, a ruined farming settlement abandoned in the 1800s, where you can step inside one of the simple cottages. Continue through the woods, listening out for goldcrests, siskins and Scottish crossbills in the canopy overhead, to reach two breath-taking viewpoints over the Tummel Valley.

Walking

Ring Fort Trail

Stretch your legs a little more and travel further back in time at an ancient Pictish ring fort.

Firm gravel surface throughout, with some uneven and slightly grassed over sections. One long steep slope. Includes a section along a well-used forest road.

Strenuous
2 ½ miles / 4.0 km

Allow
1½ hours

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The ruined ring fort served as a homestead and lookout point for the Pictish people who lived here over a thousand years ago. Absorb the atmosphere and savour the stunning view before continuing through peaceful larch and pine woods.

Activities

Orienteering

The fixed orienteering course at Allean is a great way to try this popular sport, in which you hunt for check points using a detailed map. If you’d like to have a go, get in touch with Scottish Orienteering for a map of Allean, grab a compass and head for the trees.

Facilities & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are composting toilets at Allean. The nearest public toilets with full accessible facilitiies and cafè are at Queen's View Visitor Centre, less than ½ mile back along the B8019 towards Pitlochry.

Getting here

From the A9, follow signs for Killiecrankie, then Kinloch Rannoch. Allean car park is on the right, 7½ miles along the B8019, less than ½ mile beyond Queens View Visitor Centre.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5RH is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Local bus services run from Pitlochry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Phone
0300 067 6380
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