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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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Loch Dunmore

Loch Dunmore near PitlochryLoch 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!

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Loch Faskally and Pitlochry Boating Station

Loch FaskallyLoch Faskally is the loch in Pitlochry which was created by the damming of the River Tummel in the 1950s. There are a number of walks in the area of the loch including the longer loop taking in Loch Dunmore, the Garry Bridge, Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel.

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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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Glen Banvie and Bruar loop

Glen Banvie and BruarGlen Banvie is the next glen west of Glen Tilt. Accessed from the same car park in Blair Atholl there is an excellent 17km loop up through Glen Banvie returning down past the the Falls of Bruar. It is a very pleasant walk indeed on good paths and landrover tracks through woodland and open moorland.

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Glen Tilt and the Falls of Tarf

Glen TiltGlen Tilt is a cracker of a Glen running north from Blair Atholl for about 30km deep into the Cairngorm National Park. With the mountain range of Beinn a Ghlo to the east and the fantastic River Tilt running along side you all the way, this is a superb day out on foot or by bike and is a favourite of ours at Knockendarroch.

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Linn of Tummel – leaping salmon

IMG_0448-1000-2The Linn of Tummel is a series of pools and waterfalls at the junction of the River Tummel and the River Garry. This is a stunning spot with classic Perthshire scenery. Access is relatively easy on a 1km path from the Garry Bridge. The path from the car park follows the Garry down to the point it meets the Tummel. Lots of great

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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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