Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Linn of Tummel

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The walk starts by optionally visiting the famous dam and fish-ladder at Pitlochry, then following the bank of Loch Faskally, through pleasant mixed woodland and past a small loch. The area is popular with locals. Skirting Faskally House, it detours again by Loch Faskally. The path climbs into the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie, passing Garry Bridge, an old road-bridge.

The route goes right through the gorge to Soldier's Leap, a spectacular viewpoint, then visits Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, run by the National Trust for Scotland, which includes an excellent exhibition. The route next heads down into Killiecrankie Village itself, crosses the River Garry and climbs up a steep, small road to the parish church at Tenandry, an extraordinary location.

It then drops to the Garry road-bridge which is perched dizzyingly above the gorge and into Linn of Tummel, eventually reaching the Coronation Bridge over the River Tummel. Finally the way back follows a small, winding country road for several kilometres, crossing Loch Faskally by Clunie Bridge, in the shadow of the dramatic A9 bridge. The last kilometre of the walk returns along the outward route.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Atholl

Features

Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
08/10/2012 - Richard Wilson

Thank you so much for this walk - the directions are excellent (much appreciated in my case - I easily go astray!). I got some wonderful Scottish Autumn weather (long periods of sunshine and blue skies, punctuated by short intense rainfall). There are a couple of car parking sites close to the beginning of the walk if you don't have enough change for the 'designated' public car park. I did a couple of days walking and stayed in the Fisher's Hotel in Pitlochry - got a good deal and would recommend it.

29/04/2012 - teresa roxburgh

This was a lovely walk - great scenery and plenty of interest. The instructions were clear and easy to follow - I didn't have my dogs with me when I walked this route but it would be suitable for dogs, plenty of woodland paths.

17/04/2011 - Mike Skidmore

Great Walk, stunning scenery & very peaceful. update on waypoints:- 2 - the "fenced field" is now a housing estate, still under construction as at April 2011. 14 - the RSPB sign was not evident. There is also another telegraph pole on the far side of the junction. House just out of the picture to the left side is painted white.

09/06/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Graeme Campbell for sending us his photo to replace the blank image at waymark 18. Much appreciated. Chris, Walkingworld.

27/07/2006 - Linda Gow

As a new member this is one of the first walks I have tried from the site. The directions are really clear and we really appreciated this. It was a really hot sunny day and the views were beautiful, we carried plenty of water and a picnic but for those who travel light there is plenty of choice for a light lunch at the visitor centre (& great cakes). It was busy the day we walked it with locals and tourists all enjoying parts or all of the trail, I would highly recommend this route. Thanks again for the great guide.

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