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Faskally

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  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
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  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

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.

Guide map to Tay Forest Park (PDF 5.6MB)

Walking trails (2)

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

More information

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

More information

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.

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.

More about parking

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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Nearby forests

Long calm loch with forested hillsides all around under a bright blue sky.

Highland Perthshire's most iconic view

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
Green moss on trunk of fallen tree

Discover an 18th century homestead and a Pictish fort

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Faskally': 2.55 miles
Stone cairns among heather at Grandtully

Climb to an Iron Age hillfort with views over Strathtay

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Faskally': 4.23 miles

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