Monday, 20 December 2021
Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.
Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.
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.
Image: Paul Fraser
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.
There are public toilets, shops and cafès in Pitlochry, a few miles to the south.
There is no charge to park 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.
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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