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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Braes of Foss

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

Latest forest information

  • This site is likely to be very popular this month so please consider a Plan B in case the car park is full when you arrive. Please do not park on verges, in passing places, or block gates or entrances.

About

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.

Activities

Schiehallion hillwalk

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 and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Mountain access
Mountain access

The nearest public toilets, shops and cafés are in Kinloch Rannoch or Aberfeldy.

Car parking information

The charge to park at Braes of Foss is £2 for the day.

Payment options: Coin only

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. 

Annual parking passes available:

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). 

Further information about parking

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5NN is the nearest postcode.

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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Braes of Foss': 4.91 miles
A woodland path covered in autumnal leaf litter winds through a hillside of broadleaf woodland

Look for hidden sculptures in this hillside wood

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Braes of Foss': 4.94 miles
Forest and loch at Queen's View Visitor Centre

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 'Braes of Foss': 5.07 miles

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0300 067 6380 (option 1)
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