Enjoy the wild and vivid Phemie's Walk
The colourful woods above Strontian are full of variety and include some giant old conifers and new young oaks. Pause at the top to soak up the Loch Sunart scenery and enjoy a taste of the grandeur and remoteness of this area.
The trail is named after Phemie Mackinnon, who worked for the Forestry Commission and was a well-known figure in Strontian.
There isn't any car parking at the start of Phemie's Walk but there's plenty of space in Strontian village. It's just a couple of minutes' walk from the centre of the village to the start of the trail.
Pick up the essentials
There are public toilets, cafes and places to buy fuel and other shopping 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.
1 ½ miles / 2.3 km 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.
Mountain biking trails
How to get here
From the village, walk across the bridge over the River Strontian and the wood is directly in front of you. The trail starts at grid reference NM 814 616.
PH36 4HZ is the nearest postcode.
There are buses from Fort William to Strontian every day except Sunday. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
You can walk from Strontian village along the Fairies Road to Ariundle, one of the best places to see Sunart’s beautiful oakwoods. Trails follow the Strontian River, and there are some classic views.
At Aoineadh Mor you can find out more about the tragic history of how families were evicted from their crofts. The peaceful trails through the woods visit the atmospheric ruins of a settlement abandoned in 1824.
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