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.
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).
A gentle scenic trail through the majestic trees around Loch Dunmore.
Firm, largely smooth gravel surface throughout, with some slightly uneven sections. Includes a number of short moderate slopes.
¾ miles / 1.2 km Allow ½ hour
This easy access trail follows the shore of the loch, past a picturesque boathouse and an unusual wooden footbridge. Look out for magnificent 200 year old specimen trees amongst the mixed planting, as well as water lilies on the loch in summer. Watch for a flash of blue as a kingfisher darts past too.
Explore the 19th century model forest of Faskally House and follow the beautiful shore of Loch Faskally.
Uneven gravel and earth surface with exposed tree roots. Several steep slopes and some flights of wooden steps. Some narrow and muddy sections.
1 ½ miles / 2.4 km Allow 1 hour
Foresters who studied at Faskally House in the 1950s helped to develop and maintain the 'model forest' created in the 19th century. Enjoy their living legacy as the trail winds beside Dunmore and Faskally Lochs and beneath Dunmore Hill.
Mountain biking trails
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.
PH16 5LB is the nearest postcode.
You can catch a bus to Faskally from Pitlochry. Visit Traveline Scotland for details.
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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