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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

A wonderfully varied patchwork of forests across the most scenic parts of Highland Perthshire, featuring some of the country’s best loved viewpoints and tallest trees. Discover legends about demons and dragons, saints and queens along woodland trails with unforgettable loch and mountain views.

Queens' View, showing the River Tay with trees and hills to the sides

You’ll be following in the footsteps of legendary plant hunters, lairds and foresters – Tay Forest Park’s soaring woods are their living legacy, alive with wildlife and rich with history. Start your visit at the Queen’s View Visitor Centre, where you can admire the panorama over lovely Loch Tummel and relax in the cosy café. Don’t miss nearby Allean Forest, where you’ll find an 18th century farmstead and ruined Pictish ring fort.

Choose Faskally near Pitlochry for easy strolls through magnificent specimen trees. Find follies and viewpoints amongst a cathedral of trees planted by the Dukes of Atholl at Craigvinean. Enjoy peaceful burnside and woodland trails with wildlife sculptures at Carie beside Loch Rannoch, or head for the fort at Drummond Hill, a capercaillie stronghold.

Highland Perthshire is composed of exciting and dramatic landscapes steeped in history – and none more so than the mountains and glens around Loch Rannoch, Loch Tummel and Loch Tay. Here you can find once mighty hillforts, still commanding fine views over their ancient dominions. Explore further and you can find evidence of many smaller ringforts, duns and crannogs, the fortified homesteads of Iron Age farmers and their kin. For more information download our Explore The Iron Age leaflet.

Forests to visit

Queens' View, showing the River Tay with trees and hills to the sidesQueen's View Visitor Centre

Highland Perthshire's most iconic view.

Queen's View

 

Faskally in the autumnFaskally

Gentle paths and fine trees around lovely Loch Dunmore.

Faskally

 

Child holding conesWeem

Look for hidden sculptures in this hillside wood.

Weem

 

Family looking over forest from Craigvinean viewpointCraigvinean

Welcome to Perthshire's Big Tree Country.

Craigvinean

 

Yellow oak leavesDrummond Hill

Views of Loch Tay and Glen Lyon from above Kenmore.

Drummond Hill

 

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