Monday, 29 May 2023
Our Forest Drives are once again open for vehicle access. These facilities are a great way to get into the forest and see some stunning sights from across the country. ...
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.
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.
Allow 1 hour
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.
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.
Allow 1½ hours
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.
There are composting toilets at Allean. The nearest toilets with full accessible facilities are at Faskally.
The charges to park at this forest car park are:
Payment can be made using RingGo.
Please park with care and consideration. In particular, please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our Forest Search, marked as a 'P' without the £ symbol.
Available in advance by downloading the application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions (PDF) before applying.
Valid at Glen Doll Braes of Foss, Queen's View, Balkello Community Woodland, Kinnoull Hill, Weem and Allean.
Valid at Tentsmuir, Glen Doll, Braes of Foss, Queen's View, Balkello Community Woodland, Kinnoull Hill, Weem and Allean.
Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks.
Passes are available to Blue Badge holders for £20 (which covers the electronic parking pass for the Tentsmuir barrier).
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.
PH16 5RH is the nearest postcode.
Local bus services run from Pitlochry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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