Category: View points

Ancient houses in the Allean Forest

Black house in the Allean Forest near Pitlochry The Allean Forest is part of the Tay Forest Park and is close to the Queen’s View and Loch Tummel just outside Pitlochry. Typically well waymarked Forestry Commission paths lead up the hill through pine, fir and larch woodland. There are two main routes.

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Pitlochry dam and fishladder

Pitlochry dam and fishladderThe 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.

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Falls of Bruar

Falls of BruarThe 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

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Bridge over the River Garry

River Garry from The Garry BridgeA couple of miles north of Pitlochry on the old road is a left hand turn that leads down to The Queens View and Lochs Tummel and Rannoch. Just as you turn the corner you cross the River Garry on a mighty impressive bridge. There is a car park on the other side of the bridge and it is work a quick stop to take in the views. 

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Black Spout Waterfall

Black spout waterfall and woodsThe Black Spout wood is a lovely oak woodland on the edge of Pitlochry. Easily accessed from near the rail bridge at the south end of town a path leads up the hill to the famous Black Spout Waterfall and shortly after the it emerges at Edradour Distillery. It is a short walk and a good route up to the distillery.

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SchiehallionSchiehallion is one of Scotland’s most famous munros. Its iconic conical shape and its role in the invention of contour lines are what it is most famous for. Whilst no venture into the Scottish hills should be underestimated, this is a straightforward walk on a good path. The return trip from the Braes of Foss car park is about 10km and should take about 4-5 hours. 

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Highland Safaris

red deer feeding at Highland SafarisHighland Safaris is located in Dull, down past Aberfeldy towards Glen Lyon. This place is fantastic and encompasses all sorts of fun, from feeding the red deer herd in the new Red Deer Centre, to gem panning, to drop-at-the-top cycle rides and private mountain safaris by landrover.

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Short summer nights

Here’s a short time lapse video of the view west from the roof of Knockendarroch over 4 days in June. Cracking weather and very short nights – only 4 hours of darkness!  11,500 photos condensed into about 2 minutes.

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The Queen’s View

Queens View - things to do in Perthshire

Only a few miles from Pitlochry down the stunning Loch Tummel road is an incredible viewpoint known as the Queen’s View. Apparently named after Queen Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce over 700 years ago. A short path leads from the car park to the Queens View viewpoint. The path has recently undergone

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