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Dun Coillich is a facility for schools to use for activities such as:
- The John Muir Award
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Biology and Geography Higher and Advanced Higher Projects
- Biology and Geography short courses
Other Academic Organisations have also used and are encouraged to use Dun Coillich, such as:
- Field Studies Council
- County recorders
HIKING: There are some marked routes with coloured stakes around the perimeter and across the centre of Dun Coillich but these are not yet clearly-defined paths. Work is ongoing to turn these routes into paths but there is some way to go yet.
BIRD-WATCHING: Bird-watching is rewarding. The Blackcock Lek is the most charismatic feature but there are an assortment of birds of prey to be seen - buzzards, kestrels, golden eagle, short eared owl, barn owl. Other interesting birds include grasshopper warbler and ring ouzel. See our biodiversity section for more information.
MOUNTAIN-BIKING: There are no tracks that are suitable for mountain bikes.
SKIING: Cross country skiing would be a possibility when there is sufficient snow cover.
SWIMMING: There is nowhere suitable for swimming.
The visitor hut (Observation and Educational Facility) is available to visiting groups and individuals (there are contact phone numbers to allow the code to be imparted to the visitor). There is a portaloo in the car park and we are in active consultation to get a permanent composting toilet installed alongside the car park.
The Wee Birks Field
The Wee Birks Field is close to the Lower Birks in Aberfeldy. It was purchased in 2016 and we are actively seeking inputs into how it should be utilised and managed. See more information on the field here.