Schiehallion from Loch Rannoch

Schiehallion Walks

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    by Kinloch Rannoch
    Perth and Kinross

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The famous conical mountain, Schiehallion. A popular path to climb to the summit.

The John Muir Trust owns the eastern side of the mountain caring for the path to the summit and the Easy Access Walk for those who want a shorter and easier walk. 

Main Schiehallion walk to summit

Distance: 10 kms

Approx Time: 4 - 6 hours

Start and Finish: Braes of Foss car park (charge).

Grid Ref: NN753556

Terrain: Good path most of the way although final section to summit is across boulders.

The Forestry Commission car park on the minor road at Braes of Foss is the only formal parking around the mountain. It is about 10 miles from Aberfeldy, and 5 miles from Tummel Bridge and Kinloch Rannoch. From the car park, the summit may be reached along the realigned east ridge path. There are no way markers on the hill. The built path from the car park offers dramatic views and goes as far as the rocky summit ridge. From there, the path disappears and it’s a walk across rocks and boulders to reach the summit.

Hillwalking during winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly.


An alternative Easy Access Short Walk

This kilometre-long walk starts and finishes at the Braes of Foss car park and crosses forestry land as well as community-owned woodland on Dun Coillich, linking with the existing Schiehallion path to form a loop.

The path comprises boardwalk and stone chips and includes seating along its length.

Interpretation boards provide information on wildlife and archaeology plus details on the Heart of Scotland Forest project.


Rannoch Hills