On arriving at Black Spout Wood you will climb gently through woodlands to the viewing platform for the impressive 60m high waterfall, which is especially impressive after heavy rainfall. The waterfall is in a small gorge in the Edradour burn. You can follow the path network to Edradour Distillery, Atholl Palace Hotel or residential areas within Pitlochry town.
Within the Black Spout Wood you will find a large Iron Age homestead perched on a cliff above the Edradour Burn near to the waterfall, this was excavated by Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust between 2005-2009.
Black Spout Wood is home to many species of fauna including Roe Deer, Red Squirrels, Foxes, Voles, Mice and Moles.
Flora includes Wood Anemone, Wood Sage, Primrose, Dog Voilet, Wood Sorrel, Blaeberry, Hard Fern, Wavy Hair Grass, Greater Woodrush, Snowdrops, Enchanter's Nightshade, Yellow Pimpernel, Creeping Buttercup, Ground Ivy, Sticky Willow, Barren Strawberry, Wood Avens and Bluebell.
Bird life includes Woodpeckers, Tits, Treecreepers, Warblers, Jays, Jackdaws, Buzzards, Kestrels, Dipper, Heron and Grey Wagtail.
The above is a small selection of the flora and fauna in the wood, what will you find on your travels through the Black Spout Wood?
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