Skip to main content

Phemie’s Walk

Where we are

About

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

Walking

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.

Moderate trail grade icon
1 ½ miles / 2.3 km

Allow
1 hour

More information

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 and access

Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint

There are public toilets in Strontian village.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

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.

Get directions

Get in touch

Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 1)
More contact information

Nearby forests

Close up of leaves on tree

A breathtaking Atlantic oakwood, peaceful and serene

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Phemie’s Walk': 1.12 miles
Close up of tree bark

Walk through native woodland to our lochside wildlife hide 

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Phemie’s Walk': 2.70 miles
Close up of seal pup

Spot seals, herons and otters on Loch Sunart

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Distance from 'Phemie’s Walk': 2.86 miles