Three scenic trails and a peaceful campsite beside Loch Rannoch, where a lively burn rushes beneath ancient oaks and Scots pines


Step into a forest buzzing with life

As well as red squirrels, you might see red deer and pine martens as you explore Carie's woods or relax at the campsite. There are stunning panoramas over Loch Rannoch and the sweeping hills beyond, and you can get a bird's eye view of the Allt na Bogair burn from its unusual bridge. The banks of the burn have been sculpted by floods – see if you can spot other sculptures along the trails...

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

Parking Picnic area Play area Campsite Caravan site Walking

Time for a rest

Some refreshments are available at the nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch. The larger towns of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy, both 20 miles (30 km) away, have a range of shops and places to eat and drink.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Pitch perfect

If you'd like to spend a little longer here, the Kilvrecht campsite offers basic camping and caravanning in a beautiful location from April to October, with forest trails just outside your tent. There are toilets, washing facilities, drinking water points and a chemical toilet disposal point, but no hot water or electricity.

Organised walks

Local group Rannoch and Tummel organise regular walks around the woods in this area, often with an educational slant. Find out more about the trees of Rannoch or explore the hidden world of badgers. For more information visit the Rannoch and Tummel website.

Contact: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Inverpark, Dunkeld

Postcode: PH8 0JR

Telephone: 0300 067 6380


How to get here

Carie Forest is 2 miles (3 km) west of Kinloch Rannoch on the unclassified South Loch Rannoch road. The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NN 617 571.

Using SatNav?

PH17 2QJ is the nearest postcode for Rannoch.

Public transport

You can catch a bus to Kinloch Rannoch from Pitlochry. 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, café and shop. It's close to Allean, where you can climb through peaceful woods to discover an atmospheric hill fort, an old farming settlement and some more spectacular Tummel views.

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