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Allean

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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.

Walking trails

Allean route card (PDF)

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 trail grade icon
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 trail grade icon
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.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument

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.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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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 (option 1)
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Nearby forests

Long calm loch with forested hillsides all around under a bright blue sky.

Highland Perthshire's most iconic view

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Cafe or refreshments
Cafe or refreshments
Visitor centre
Visitor centre
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Shop
Shop
Distance from 'Allean': 0.29 miles
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Allean': 6.44 miles
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Allean': 32.05 miles