Faskally Wood - Loch Dunmore Trail

B8019, Near Pitlochry, Perthshire PH15 5LB

01350 727 284

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Guide Last Updated: 21/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • 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, 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.

  • For more information about Faskally Wood including parking charges and other trails please click here (opens in new tab).

  • The Loch Dunmore Trail is a circular trail, which runs around the edge of Loch Dunmore.

  • This section of the route is approximately 1.2km long.

  • The surface of the route is compact loose chippings.

  • There are fence posts along the route which indicated the route, with each different route being colour coded. Loch Dunmore Trail is red.

  • There are some slight slopes on the route.

  • There are benches located in places along the route.

  • There are no toilets along the trail.

  • There are fishing stages located along the edge of the Loch Dunmore.

  • There is an accessible fishing stage located on the North-West shore of Loch Dunmore.

  • 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.

  • The nearest Railway Station is Pitlochry.

  • Faskally Wood is not generally staffed.

  • Forestry Commission leaflets, maps and publications can be provided in alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language. For more information please contact: The Diversity Team via telephone: 0300 067 5000 or e-mail: diversity@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

  • There is a steep slope leading down from the designated Blue Badge parking bays in the upper part of the car park.

  • There are designated standard parking bays located next to the start of the Loch Dunmore Trail.

  • There is a slight slope leading down to Loch Dunmore and the trail.

  • At the end of the path the gradient of the slope increases as it leads down to Loch Dunmore Trail.

  • The venue does have its own parking facilities.

  • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.

  • The car park is located next to the north shore of Loch Dunmore, just off Forest Road.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is loose chippings.

  • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The designated Blue Badge parking area can be used as a drop off point, but it is not signposted.

  • The Loch Dunmore trail can either begin after the slope leading down from the main car park or it can be begin from the designated Blue Badge parking area located on the North shore of Loch Dunmore.

  • There is step free access throughout the trail.

  • There are several slight slopes located along the trail.

  • There are benches located at regular intervals.

  • In places the path follows a twisting / turning route.

  • There are fences located in places when the path runs close to the water’s edge.

  • There is a bridge located at the centre of the Loch. There is step free access on to and across the bridge.