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
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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.
Inverness is the nearest city to the north of Pitlochry. An excellent little city providing great access to the far north and, more importanly, it is home to our favourite restuarant, Rocpool on the river. If you do visit Inverness, lunch in Rocpool is a must. If you get lucky with your table, you might even have a view of the castle.
Many Knockendarroch guests arrive in Piltochry by train and we are very lucky that there is a rather lovely Victorian station on our doorstep. The footbridge and waiting rooms were recently refurbished and look as good as new. Pitlochry is on the main line from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and
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.
Carn Liath is the lowest of the three munros in the Beinn a Ghlo range and is one of our favourite local hills. Sitting high above Blair Atholl it is seen clearly from the A9 as the hill rising above the iconic whitewashed walls of Blair Castle. The scar of the footpath up the South face can be seen for miles both up and down the A9.
Sitting almost on top of Pitlochry, Ben Vrackie is a lovely Corbett in the immediate vicinity of Knockendarroch and well worth the hike up. On a clear day the summit is a superb vantage point with views taking in the Cairngorms to the north, the Beinn a Ghlo range to the north-west and Schiehallion and Glencoe to the west in the distance.