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Discover the 'foresters' classroom' on gentle trails around tranquil Loch Dunmore

Faskally

Enchanting woodland on Pitlochry's doorstep

The owners of Faskally House created this 'model woodland' in the 19th century and the house later became a school for young foresters. You can explore the rich mix of tree species along the Foresters' Trail, or take the easy access Dunmore Trail around the loch. Water lilies bloom here in summer, and there's spectacular show of autumn colour. 

Watch out for wildlife here too. There are kingfishers and herons, and goldeneye ducks that nest in the trees.

The multi-award winning outdoor spectacular, The Enchanted Forest, will return to Faskally Wood in autumn 2017.

Find out more about Faskally and the surrounding area with our guide to the Forest Park.


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Grab a snack

The closest town is Pitlochry, where you'll find other places to eat and drink, as well as shopping, a railway station and a Visitor Information Centre (01796 472215).

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Contact: Tay Forest District

Address: Inverpark, Dunkeld

Postcode: PH8 0JR

Telephone: 01350 727284

Email: tay@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

Faskally Forest is just off the B8019, about 1 mile (2km) north-west of Pitlochry. The car park is at grid reference NN 922 591.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5LB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

You can catch a bus to Faskally from Pitlochry. Visit Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

Don't miss the stunning views of Loch Tummel from the Queen's View Visitor Centre. Just beyond the visitor centre is Allean, where you can climb through the forest to discover an atmospheric hill fort, an old farming settlement and some more spectacular Tummel views.

In addition to our forest trails, there's a large network of trails around Pitlochry, that covers much of Highland Perthshire's Big Tree Country.


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