This vast and beautiful forest lies on the southern shores of Loch Rannoch and forms part of the Tay Forest Park.
There are two waymarked walks through a wide range of trees including remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest that once covered much of Scotland. Both the Carie and Kilvrecht walks follow short routes through oak and Norway spruce, with the possibility of catching a glimpse of red squirrels feasting on the large spruce cones. For those wishing a longer route, the Allt Na Boigar Walk (5 miles) is a superb choice as it follows the steep sided burn through native broadleaved woodland.
A short distance west of Rannoch Forest lies the Black Wood of Rannoch, a Caledonian Forest Reserve. This special place is rich in native tree species and supports a wealth of plants, insects, birds and animals.
Getting there by railway:- The closest rail station is Rannoch Station located about 12 miles/ 19 km from Rannoch Forest. From there a local taxi would be required to reach the forest. Rail stations are also located at Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow or Edinburgh airports follow the A9 north past Pitlochry to its junction with the B8019. Follow the B8019 west to the village of Kinloch Rannoch, then take the unclassified road along the southern shore of Loch Rannoch to reach Rannoch Forest.
Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth follow the M90 to Perth and then the A9 north to Pitlochry. Continue on the A9 north of Pitlochry until reaching the junction with the B8019. Follow the B8019 west to the village of Kinloch Rannoch, then take the unclassified road along the southern shore of Loch Rannoch to reach Rannoch Forest.
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