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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Braes of Foss

Where we are

Braes of Foss Forest Notice

Footpath upgrade works led by John Muir Trust, as part of the Heart of Scotland Partnership, are due to start on Friday 27 September for approximately 4 weeks. Contractors will be using part of the Braes of Foss car park as a works compound, therefore the number of available spaces will be temporarily reduced during this time.

There will be delivery of materials by heavy lorries through the car park between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday - please keep access to the works compound clear. To ensure that local access is maintained, please park considerately both in the car park and on the public highway.

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 & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)

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.

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.

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PH16 5NN is the nearest postcode.

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