Kenmore - River Tay - Drummond Hill - Kenmore

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The walk affords a beautiful path from Kenmore along the River Tay; the avenue of beech trees are especially attractive in Autumn. This first section is sometimes a little damp but a dry route along the broad track can be found. At one point, waymark 03, you are taken away from the main track to walk closer to the river; in parts, it is trickier underfoot but well worth the effort. The bridge that you pass is the Chinese Bridge (see Additional info), which links up with Taymouth Castle. Quite soon after getting back to the broad track you reach Star Battery, a fake gun emplacement used to fire a 21 gun salute when Queen Victoria visited. One of the cannons is now in Kenmore village square. The land beyond Star Battery was the site of the original village but was moved to the new site when the castle was built.
Once in the forest, the route goes round and over Drummond Hill, historically famous for its capercaillie (to see them you need to be about at the right time I suspect!). Some sections are typical forest park but there are many excellent views over the lower reaches of the River Lyon and beyond, to Schiehallion. Before going back down into Kenmore there is the splendid Black Rock viewpoint; don’t miss it!

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Tay Forest Park

Features

Birds, Cafe, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
9/9/2011 - ANNE LAMB