Braes of Foss
Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.
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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.
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.
Annual parking passes are available. Please contact the Regional Office for more information.
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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