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.
Look for hidden sculptures in this hillside wood
Weem wood cascades down a steep, rocky hillside, a fine backdrop for Castle Menzies. The Menzies family - supporters of King Robert the Bruce - helped create and shape Perthshire’s forests. In the 1400s, David Menzies who built The Old Kirk of Weem, left the family home to live as a hermit at St David’s Well, a cave in the forest.
There are tales of enchanters who imprisoned maidens in the rock here too. Sculptures hidden along the trail recall the forest’s stories.
Weem Forest Trail
A short, steep climb to St David’s Well and a series of carvings in the crags and trees that were inspired by the forest’s stories.
Uneven gravel surface with some rough and narrow rocky sections. Some long steep slopes with several flights of rocky steps.
Allow ¾ hour
After climbing through forest first planted to create a dramatic backdrop for Castle Menzies, you'll reach a fine view over the River Tay. Look out for the sculptures along the way and see if the shapes in the trees inspire you to tell your own stories.
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets are in Aberfeldy.
Weem Wood is ¼ mile west of Weem village near Aberfeldy. Keep an eye out for the turn-off to Castle Menzies, which is shared with Weem Wood.
PH15 2JD is the nearest postcode.
Buses that pass through Weem village can stop at Castle Menzie on request. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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