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Faskally

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On 4 January 2023 Forestry and Land Scotland will be introducing car park charging in Faskally Wood. The car parking charge will be £2 for an hour and £3 for all day, the minibus charge will be £10 all day. Blue badge holders park free of charge. For regular visitors we offer a convenient money saving Annual Parking Pass which also includes Braes of Foss, Queens View and Glen Doll Forest available at £50, which can be purchased by contacting enquiries.east@forestryandland.gov.scot

Full details of our parking charges including the application form for our annual pass will be added to these pages very soon.

Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.

About

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.

Walking trails

Faskally route card (PDF)

Walking

Dunmore Trail

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.

Easy (all abilities) trail grade icon
¾ miles / 1.2 km

Allow
½ hour

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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.

Woods in autumn with a pond and bridge

Image: Paul Fraser

Walking

Foresters' Trail

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.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ½ miles / 2.4 km

Allow
1 hour

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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 and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area

There are public toilets, shops and cafès in Pitlochry, a few miles to the south.

Accessibility

The logo for Euan's Guide, indicating that we're listed there, with disabled access reviews

Car parking information

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.

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Getting here

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'.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5JZ is the nearest postcode but please follow the above instructions to find the specific turn-off.

Public transport

You can catch a bus to Faskally from Pitlochry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6380 (option 1)
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Long calm loch with forested hillsides all around under a bright blue sky.

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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 'Faskally': 2.27 miles
Aerial view through broad leaf trees of a valley full of fields and trees turning orange for autumn, in the back is a chain of hills

Look for hidden sculptures in this hillside wood

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
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Trees beside loch at Cambus o'May

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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Faskally': 30.83 miles