Visit the Countryside Perthshire Big Tree Country Rannoch Carie Walks and Rannoch Forest The southern shores of Loch Rannoch offer fine forest trails through glades of mature Scots pines to panoramic views of the loch and distant hills. Though a haven of peace and tranquillity today, this wasn’t always the case. Used as a centre for cattle raids throughout the Scottish Highlands, the wood was populated with lawless, landless clansmen. Farther west lies the Black Wood of Rannoch, a remnant of the ancient Caledonian Forest that once covered much of the Highlands. For more information, click here.