Monday, 29 May 2023
Our Forest Drives are once again open for vehicle access. These facilities are a great way to get into the forest and see some stunning sights from across the country. ...
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.
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.
Allow 1 hour
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.
There are public toilets in Strontian village.
There is no car park at this location.
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.
Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
PH36 4HZ is the nearest postcode.
Infrequent rural bus services pass through Strontian. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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