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Phemie’s Walk

Where we are

An atmospheric walk with stunning views of Loch Sunart

The colourful woods above Strontian are full of variety and include some giant old conifers and new young oaks. Pause at the top to enjoy the grandeur of the Loch Sunart scenery.

The trail is named after Phemie Mackinnon, who worked for the Forestry Commission and was a well-known figure in Strontian.

Walking trails


Phemie’s Walk

A magical trail that weaves through some stately oak, beech, larch and fir trees to reach a viewpoint overlooking Loch Sunart.

Uneven gravel surface with grassy and earthy sections. Parts may be narrow, rocky or muddy. Several fairly steep slopes. Includes a narrow opening, sections of boardwalk and some steps.

1 ½ miles / 2.3 km

1 hour

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This atmospheric trail winds amongst massive ancient conifers and beneath dramatic arches created by fallen trees. As well as following the blue trail, you can make your own route along the various loops through the woods or join the new path through the grazings to Longrigg.

Facilities & access

There are public toilets in Strontian village.

Getting here

From the village shop, walk west across the bridge over the River Strontian. Our green sign marking the beginning of the trail will be directly ahead of you.

Using SatNav?

PH36 4HZ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Infrequent rural bus services pass through Strontian. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Get in touch

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

0300 067 6650 (option 1)
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