COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
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 5LB is the nearest postcode.
You can catch a bus to Faskally from Pitlochry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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