Ancient ruins, stunning views and peaceful forest near the famous Queen’s View


Delve into the past at Allean

Heritage is written into the landscape at Allean. Before the conifers were planted, this was home to generations of farmers. You can discover a restored 18th century homestead above the car park, or travel back another thousand years at the remains of an ancient Pictish fort overlooking Loch Tummel.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try our permanent orienteering course: check the activities tab for details.

Find out more about Allean and the surrounding area in our Tay Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 5.6MB).

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Stop for a rest

The closest town is Pitlochry, which has a good selection of 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

Hunt for checkpoints

The fixed orienteering course at Allean is a great way to try this popular sport, in which you hunt for check points using a detailed map. If you’d like to have a go, get in touch with Scottish Orienteering for a map of Allean, grab a compass and head for the trees...

Go green

You can really 'go green' at Allean. The toilets here are not connected to the sewers: instead they process the waste by making compost.

There are several sites across Scotland where we use this system: it's clean, efficient and very convenient for remote areas without mains drainage.

Explore the Iron Age

Highland Perthshire is composed of exciting and dramatic landscapes steeped in history – and none more so than the mountains and glens around Loch Rannoch, Loch Tummel and Loch Tay. Here you can find once mighty hillforts, still commanding fine views over their ancient dominions. Explore further and you can find evidence of many smaller ringforts, duns and crannogs, the fortified homesteads of Iron Age farmers and their kin. For more information download our Explore The Iron Age leaflet.

Contact: Tay Forest District

Address: Inverpark, Dunkeld

Postcode: PH8 0JR

Telephone: 0300 067 6380


How to get here

From Pitlochry, follow signs for Tummel Bridge and Kinloch Rannoch west along the B8019. Allean Forest is about 7 miles (11.25 km) from the town and just 430 yards (400 metres) beyond the Queen’s View visitor centre. The car park is at grid reference NN 857 600.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5RH is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

You can catch a bus to Queen’s View from Pitlochry, which takes about half an hour. Check Traveline Scotland for times and fares.

Nearby places

Don’t miss the popular Queen’s View Visitor Centre, with its stunning viewpoint overlooking Loch Tummel – one of Queen Victoria’s favourites. You’re also not far from Faskally, just outside Pitlochry, where two gentle trails wind through colourful mixed woodland and beside tranquil Loch Dunmore.

There’s a whole network of other trails to explore around Pitlochry, covering 42 miles (65km) of Highland Perthshire’s Big Tree Country. Contact the Pitlochry Visitor Information Centre (01796 472215) for more information.

If you’re looking for mountain bike action, the Where to Ride guide has details of trails for all levels in the woods and countryside of Highland Perthshire.

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