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Faskally forest

LOCALITY: Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross
DISTANCE: Less than 1 mile (1.61km)
FACILITIES: Parking, Toilets

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Perth & Kinross

Walk description:

Faskally is something of a model forest with a wide mix of tree species, some over 200 years old, surrounding picturesque Loch Dunmore.

The landscape was created in the grounds of Faskally House, which in turn, was used as a Forestry Commission school. Here young foresters trained to repair British woodlands ravaged by felling for the war effort. The wood was perfect for testing new ideas, including mixtures of different species and creation of diverse woodland structures.

Today, a gentle stroll around the woodlands will reveal the fantastic variety that has been achieved. The secluded shores of Loch Dunmore are accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs and make a wonderful spot for relaxing or a leisurely picnic.

Herons can often be found fishing in the reeds around the edge of the loch. If you fancy a spot of fishing yourself there is a disabled fishing stance by the water.


Additional notes:

Disabled parking and toilet facilities are available within the forest close to the start of the route.

The car park is on the left, one mile north of Pitlochry on the B8019.


09/01/2008 | Walk posted by Admin Team

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Faskally Forest

23/11/2007 | Reviewed by Jan McDonald

At the end of October and beginning on November each year 'The Enchanted Forest', a sound and light
spectacular, takes place around Loch Dunmore. Although members of the public are brought in by bus from
Pitlochry, disabled visitors can park in the Forestry Commission Car Park if the bus is not accessible to
them. It is well worth a visit. For further details see http://www.enchantedforest.org.uk/