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.
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.
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.
Facilities & access
There are public toilets in Strontian village.
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.
PH36 4HZ is the nearest postcode.
Infrequent rural bus services pass through Strontian. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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