Heartland Tours is a Pitlochry based business offering wonderful private car tours of Scotland. The business is run by good friend of Knockendarroch, Eddie Thomson. Eddie offers various half and whole day packages. Heartland Tours website suggests a number of excellent itineraries, but you are also welcome to request your own route and destinations. As Eddie says “The choice is yours”. Wherever you decide to go with Heartland Tours, you will travel
In the hills above Ballinluig is a fantastic network of paths perfect for both walking and mountain biking. A particularly popular path is the short walk to Loch Ordie. It is a stunning wee loch within easy reach of the road and well worth a visit. Good views of Creag Martach on the other side of the River Tay when descending.
For a longer loop you can head towards Loch Oisinneach (Mor and Beg) and you soon find yourself in what seems like total wilderness. The path is good and well marked. My favourite spot is the old ruin below. I definitely
In the hills above Logierait and Balinluig is a fantastic little bothy on the banks of Loch Skiach. It is located up a landrover track on the Kinnaird Estate about 5km from the road. The bothy is an excellent spot for lunch (it provided some much needed spoons for today’s porridge), but is pretty exposed and has been freezing cold every time we have visited. The walk itself is pretty stunning and can be made into various loops taking in Craig Lochie, Creag Martach and another wee
The North Coast 500 (or NC 500) is a piece of marketing genius highlighting 500 miles of the best coastline driving Britain has to offer. The NC500 route kicks off north of Pitlochry in Inverness and takes in Dornoch, John O’ Groats, Wick, Tounge, Durness, Kylesku, Lochinver, Ullapool, Gairloch, Torridon and Applecross. We have driven the
The Courier runs a weekly restaurant review in the Lifestyle section of their Weekend supplement. Last week (September 2015), they covered a dining experience at our Pitlochry restaurant – the Restaurant at Knockendarroch. We’ve no idea who the reviewer was but they did seem to enjoy themselves. The reviewer awarded our restaurant in Pitlochry the highest score The Courier has given in the last eighteen months. See the full page article below.
Loch Dunmore is a small loch in the Faskally woods just outside Pitlochry. It is an easy walk from town or there is a car park on site. Loch Dunmore can be quite a special spot at the right time of year with lilies on the loch and stunning colours on the rhododendrons on the banks. Unfortunately we keep taking photographs in winter!
The Pitlochry dam was constructed in the 1950’s as part of a massive expansion of the hydroelectric network of dams and power stations that now serves much of the Scottish Highlands. The network is impressive and the remote nature of some of the large power stations is barely believable.
The Falls of Bruar is another very accessible short walk that takes in some classic Highland Perthshire woodland and waterfall scenery. The walk up the steep hill behind the House of Bruar leads through lovely Atholl Estates woodland to a number of impressive cascading falls. There are two bridges over