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Faskally

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Faskally Forest Notices

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and will be free of charge.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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

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)
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.

Faskally Woods Paul Fraser SM

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
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 & access

Toilets
Toilets
Parking
Parking
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.

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 5LB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

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

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Phone
0300 067 6380 (option 1)
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