An atmospheric forest on the edge of Strontian village with stunning views of Loch Sunart

Phemie’s Walk

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.

Walking Viewpoint


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.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Lochaber Forest District

Address: Torlundy, Fort William

Postcode: PH33 6SW

Telephone: 0300 067 6870


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.

Using SatNav?

PH36 4HZ is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are buses from Fort William to Strontian every day except Sunday. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

Nearby places

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 Polloch in Glen Hurich you can find scenic trails through the woods to tranquil Loch Shiel. Stop at Loch Doilet for great views down to the loch.

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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