Would you like to experience magical lights, sounds and vibes in an enchanted forest?
Then head to Perthshire, the home region of our very own CLC Duchally Country Estate!
Having won Best Cultural Event at the Scottish Event Awards in 2014, the Enchanted Forest son et lumiere spectacle is a must-visit attraction this autumn. Located in Faskally Woods near Loch Dunsmore, this innovative show consists of extraordinary lighting effects set to beautiful original music, between 1st October and 1st November this year.
As you enter the Enchanted Forest, mysterious lights will guide your way along winding paths against the backdrop of stunning Scottish woodland. Advancing along the trail towards the heart of the forest, a spectacular audio-visual show created by lighting and sound designers Kate Bonney and RJ McConnell will give flight to your imagination.
What’s more, every year the Enchanted Forest presents its visitors with a brand new theme. The 2015 event is called Flux, and the show’s creators have hinted that the name symbolises movement, waves and energy. The rest of the new show remains a mystery, however, and the only way to discover it will be by entering the Enchanted Forest!
The complete walk through the forest takes an average of 40 minutes. While start times will vary, the event remains open every day until 10.30pm and once you’ve entered you can stay as long as you like. Many say the show is at its best after dark, but families with small children often prefer to visit during twilight, or during midweek when the forest is a little less busy.
Once you’ve enjoyed the bewitching atmosphere of the forest, you’ll find a choice of two catering posts that sell a good selection of hot food and drinks. Set a perfect endnote to your visit, and discuss the marvels of the show while enjoying a hot mug of cocoa in the great Scottish outdoors.
The Enchanted Forest is 41 miles from CLC Duchally Country Estate, which takes about 50 minutes by car.
Picture credit: Tom Parnell