Faskally Forest Notices
COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
- Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use. A phased reopening of our public toilet facilities began on Monday, 20 July 2020. For now, please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.
Gentle paths and fine trees around lovely Loch Dunmore
The owners of Faskally House created this model woodland in the 19th century and the house later became a school for young foresters. You can explore the rich mix of tree species along the Foresters' Trail, or take the easy access Dunmore Trail around the loch. Water lilies bloom here in summer, and there's spectacular show of autumn colour.
Watch out for wildlife here too. There are kingfishers and herons, as well as goldeneye ducks nesting in the trees.
A gentle scenic trail through the majestic trees around Loch Dunmore.
Firm, largely smooth gravel surface throughout, with some slightly uneven sections. Includes a number of short moderate slopes.
Allow ½ hour
This easy access trail follows the shore of the loch, past a picturesque boathouse and an unusual wooden footbridge. Look out for magnificent 200 year old specimen trees amongst the mixed planting, as well as water lilies on the loch in summer. Watch for a flash of blue as a kingfisher darts past too.
Explore the 19th century model forest of Faskally House and follow the beautiful shore of Loch Faskally.
Uneven gravel and earth surface with exposed tree roots. Several steep slopes and some flights of wooden steps. Some narrow and muddy sections.
Allow 1 hour
Foresters who studied at Faskally House in the 1950s helped to develop and maintain the 'model forest' created in the 19th century. Enjoy their living legacy as the trail winds beside Dunmore and Faskally Lochs and beneath Dunmore Hill.
Facilities & access
There are public toilets, shops and cafès in Pitlochry, a few miles to the south.
Faskally forest is just off the B8019, about 1 mile north-west of Pitlochry.
There is a sign for 'Faskally' if heading north on the A9. If heading south, follow the turn-off for 'Pitlochry' then subsequent signs for 'Faskally'.
PH16 5JZ is the nearest postcode but please follow the above instructions to find the specific turn-off.
You can catch a bus to Faskally from Pitlochry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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