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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Loch Dunmore

Loch Dunmore near Pitlochry
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! Full post here.

Loch Faskally and Pitlochry Boating Station

Loch Faskally
Loch Faskally is the loch in Pitlochry which was created by the damming of the River Tummel in the 1950s. There are a number of walks in the area of the loch including the longer loop taking in Loch Dunmore, the Garry Bridge, Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel.  Full post here.

Pitlochry dam and fishladder

Pitlochry dam and fishladder
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. Full post here.

Falls of Bruar

Falls of Bruar
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. See our full post here.

Glen Banvie and Bruar loop

Glen Banvie and Bruar
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. See our full post here.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Inverness and Rocpool Restaurant

Inverness Castle
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. See our full blog post here.