A short walk reveals a rocky haven for bandits and clansmen hiding from the prying eyes of the law — join me on the hunt for MacGregor’s Cave.Continue reading “The Hunt for MacGregor’s Cave”
Loch Faskally and the Pass of Killiecrankie
Many a Scot knows the tale of the Battle of Killiecrankie, where Bonnie Dundee met his end. Yet the soldiers who fought that day would scarcely recognise the large loch that sits near the southern entrance to the pass.
Journey through the peaceful woodland at the shores of Loch Faskally, but watch out for Jacobites in the Pass of Killiecrankie. After climbing high above in search of mountain vistas, follow the more sensible example of Queen Victoria and pay a visit to the majestic Linn of Tummel. Finally, return to the modern era with the dawn of hydroelectric power, forever changing Highland life.
In the centre of Pitlochry, next to a pub, stands an old waterwheel. Several such wheels once stood along the Moulin burn, powering the various mills and machinery that operated in Pitlochry in days gone by. This walk follows the burn back towards its source on the lonely moors high above the town, and up to the summit of the mighty Ben Vrackie.Continue reading “Ben Vrackie”
The Clunie Path
Venture into the Abbot’s Land and climb into the woodland above the River Tummel for spectacular views of Pitlochry and the hills of northern Perthshire.Continue reading “The Clunie Path”
The Black Spout
A walk from the centre of Pitlochry passing through tranquil woodland to a majestic waterfall known as The Black Spout and the ruined Black Castle of Moulin.Continue reading “The Black Spout”
Over the town of Pitlochry stands the hill known as Craigower, a short but steep climb through woodland to the site of an ancient beacon from where you can enjoy fine Highland views.Continue reading “Craigower”