Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a pleasant circular walk around a woodland loch just off the A9 near Pitlochry. This was the venue for the Enchanted Forest events in the autumn of 2010 (contact Forestry Commission Scotland for details). The trail has a firm even surface and is wide enough for two people to walk side by side over most of its length.There are numerous gradients steeper that 8% (1:12) but none run for more than a few metres. The steepest is 16% (1:6) for only 3m. There are five places to sit along the route.The start of the trail can be reached by leaving the A9 near the Loch Faskally bridge and taking the B8091north for about half a mile. The Faskally Forest car park is at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NN921590.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, November 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The trail starts in the Faskally Forest car park (OS Grid Reference at NN921590) by the parking bay at the bottom of the short slope after the toilet block. This may not be marked as Blue Badge Parking . The sign in the picture was for parking during the Enchanted Forest displays.

Start The trail starts in the Faskally Forest car park (OS Grid Reference at NN921590) by the parking bay at the bottom of the short slope after the toilet block. This may not be marked as Blue Badge Parking . The sign in the picture was for parking during the Enchanted Forest displays.

The entrance to the trail is beside the parking bays and the information boards. As these photos were taken in early November 2010 the lights for the Enchanted Forest event can be seen all along the trail

Direction The entrance to the trail is beside the parking bays and the information boards. As these photos were taken in early November 2010 the lights for the Enchanted Forest event can be seen all along the trail

The path has a firm level surface throughout and is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

Surface The path has a firm level surface throughout and is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

 

Path

There is a short 3m slope with a gradient of 12% (1:8) as the path from the parking bays joins the circular path around the loch. Keep left onto this path.The trail leads round the loch so you will come out from the path on the right.

Gradient There is a short 3m slope with a gradient of 12% (1:8) as the path from the parking bays joins the circular path around the loch. Keep left onto this path.The trail leads round the loch so you will come out from the path on the right.

Bear right and stay on the lower path around the loch.

Direction Bear right and stay on the lower path around the loch.

 

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Path

 

Path

There is a slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 5m.

Gradient There is a slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 5m.

 

Path

There are seats and logs to sit on at the top of a 10m slope with a gradient of  10% (1:10)

Seat There are seats and logs to sit on at the top of a 10m slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10)

 

Path

 

Path

 

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Approaching the bridge there is a slope of 14%  (1:7) for 5m or so.

Gradient Approaching the bridge there is a slope of 14% (1:7) for 5m or so.

 

Path

At the bridge keep left to follow the lochside circular path. You can cross the bridge to take a short cut back to the car park (see extra photos).

Direction At the bridge keep left to follow the lochside circular path. You can cross the bridge to take a short cut back to the car park (see extra photos).

There is a gentle slope with a gradient of about 6% (1:16) that runs for about 50m.

Gradient There is a gentle slope with a gradient of about 6% (1:16) that runs for about 50m.

The stone wall may give you a place to sit  to admire the view over the loch.

Seat The stone wall may give you a place to sit to admire the view over the loch.

The wall at the view point provides a convenient resting point.

Seat The wall at the view point provides a convenient resting point.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

At this wide junction keep left to follow the path around the loch.The path to the right is to a viewing area that overlooks the part of the loch that features in the Enchanted Forest event. (see Extra Photos)

Direction At this wide junction keep left to follow the path around the loch.The path to the right is to a viewing area that overlooks the part of the loch that features in the Enchanted Forest event. (see Extra Photos)

 

Path

Keep right on the lower path that follows the circular route around the loch.

Direction Keep right on the lower path that follows the circular route around the loch.

 

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Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a  slope with a 9% (1:11) gradient for about 12m.

Gradient There is a slope with a 9% (1:11) gradient for about 12m.

The tent is only there during the Enchanted Forest event. The slope down to it has a gradient of about 10% for 10m.

Gradient The tent is only there during the Enchanted Forest event. The slope down to it has a gradient of about 10% for 10m.

There is a 3m slope with a gradient of 16% (1:6)

Gradient There is a 3m slope with a gradient of 16% (1:6)

Turn right along the lochside path.The white signs are there only during the Enchanted Forest event.

Direction Turn right along the lochside path.The white signs are there only during the Enchanted Forest event.

There is a picnic area just off the path.

Seat There is a picnic area just off the path.

There is a short gradient at 13% (1:8).

Gradient There is a short gradient at 13% (1:8).

 

Path

Keep right on the lower lochside path.There is a slope with a gradient of 11% (1:9) where the two paths meet.

Direction Keep right on the lower lochside path.There is a slope with a gradient of 11% (1:9) where the two paths meet.

There is a cross slope along a 30m section  of the path with a gradient of 7% (1:14).

Gradient There is a cross slope along a 30m section of the path with a gradient of 7% (1:14).

 

Path

Another section  of path with a cross slope of 7% (1:14)

Gradient Another section of path with a cross slope of 7% (1:14)

 

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Path

There is  a small hump and the path has a gradient up of 11%(1:9) up and 15 (1:7) down over about 8m.

Gradient There is a small hump and the path has a gradient up of 11%(1:9) up and 15 (1:7) down over about 8m.

A slope with a gradient of 10% runs for about 8m

Gradient A slope with a gradient of 10% runs for about 8m

 

Path

At the bridge keep left to return along the lochside path to the parking bays.

Direction At the bridge keep left to return along the lochside path to the parking bays.

 

Path

Keep right on the lochside path.

Direction Keep right on the lochside path.

 

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Path

There is a short gradient of 10% (1:10)

Gradient There is a short gradient of 10% (1:10)

 

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Path

 

Path

There is a seat over looking the loch.

Seat There is a seat over looking the loch.

At the junction after the seat turn left and follow the path you came alng back to the parking bays.

Direction At the junction after the seat turn left and follow the path you came alng back to the parking bays.

There is a toilet block with and accessible cubicle in the car park.

Accessible toilets There is a toilet block with and accessible cubicle in the car park.

The slope from the toilet block down to the start of the trail has a gradient of 13% (1:8).The car park road is one way but you can drive round from the parking bays to get back to the toilet block.

Gradient The slope from the toilet block down to the start of the trail has a gradient of 13% (1:8).The car park road is one way but you can drive round from the parking bays to get back to the toilet block.

Information on walks in the area is given at the start of the trail.

Information Information on walks in the area is given at the start of the trail.

Deatils of the lochside walk and a longer route are given at the start of the trail.

Information Deatils of the lochside walk and a longer route are given at the start of the trail.

A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

View A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

View A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

The bridge provides a short cut back to the parking bays at the start of the trail.

Direction The bridge provides a short cut back to the parking bays at the start of the trail.

Turn right at the end of the bridge to get back to the parking bays at the start of the trail.

Direction Turn right at the end of the bridge to get back to the parking bays at the start of the trail.

A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

View A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

The loch mirrors the trees to give interesting views.

View The loch mirrors the trees to give interesting views.

The viewing area has logs as seats and is a little uneven in places.

Viewing Platform The viewing area has logs as seats and is a little uneven in places.

The viewing area has logs as seats and is a little uneven in places.

Seat The viewing area has logs as seats and is a little uneven in places.

The viewing area has logs as seats and is a little uneven in places.

Seat The viewing area has logs as seats and is a little uneven in places.

Lights and other equipment is present in the loch when the Enchanted Forest event is on.

Feature of Interest Lights and other equipment is present in the loch when the Enchanted Forest event is on.

A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

View A peaceful view across Loch Dunmore on a frosty day.

The loch mirrors the trees to give interesting views.

View The loch mirrors the trees to give interesting views.

The loch mirrors the trees to give interesting views.

View The loch mirrors the trees to give interesting views.

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