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 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
Glen 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.
Glen 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.
The 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
A 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.
The 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.