Braes of Foss
We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.
At this location:
- The car park is open and will be free of charge.
- Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.
The John Muir Trust 'Foss Loop' trail will be closed from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July for essential repairs. The main path to Schiehallion will also be diverted and the car park reduced in size during this time. The main path to Schiehallion will also be closed for two days in late July. For further details see the John Muir Trust news release.
Begin your ascent of Schiehallion
This small forest is the starting point for the most popular route up Schiehallion, one of Scotland's famous Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet). Its name comes from Gaelic words meaning 'fairy hill of the Caledonians'.
An impressive, almost perfect cone from across Loch Rannoch, it's one of the easiest to climb in good weather. The John Muir Trust owns the eastern part of the mountain, and has done major work to improve the path to the summit.
The path up Schiehallion is not waymarked but is clear and easy to follow. The final sections are rough and rocky, so you will need good walking boots, warm and waterproof clothing, and food and drink. Allow at least 5 hours for the 6¼ mile trip. You can find out more about the route at WalkHighlands.
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets, shops and cafés are in Kinloch Rannoch or Aberfeldy.
Car parking charges
- £2 for a full day
Your ticket can also be used at Queen's View Visitor Centre and Dalerb before the expiry time.
Braes of Foss is a bit off the beaten track. The car park is on the south side of a minor road between the B846 and Kinloch Rannoch.
From the B846 between Aberfeldy and Tummel Bridge, head west along a road signposted for Schiehallion for 2½ miles.
From Kinloch Rannoch, head south-east along the road signposted for Schiehallion for 6½ miles.
PH16 5NN is the nearest postcode.
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