Monday, 23 January 2023
Almost a hundred camer...
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.
The nearest public toilets, shops and cafés are in Kinloch Rannoch or Aberfeldy.
The charge to park at Braes of Foss is £3 for the day for cars, or £10 for a minibus or coach.
Blue badge holders park free 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. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our local forest list without the £ symbol.
Blue Badge Holders: The Tay & Tentsmuir pass above is available to Blue Badge holders for £20 (which covers the electronic parking pass for the Tentsmuir barrier).
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.
A handy stopping point on the way to Loch Rannoch.
Look for hidden sculptures in this hillside wood