A WALK TO TAKE

PASS OF KIL­LIECRANKIE, NR PIT­LOCHRY, PERTHSHIRE

Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country -

FAMED FOR THE JACOBITE BAT­TLE THAT TOOK PLACE HERE IN 1689, THIS VAST WOODED GORGE IS ALSO CEL­E­BRATED FOR ITS CAP­TI­VAT­ING VIEWS – AND IN AU­TUMN, THE FOR­EST IS ABLAZE WITH RUST-COLOURED FO­LIAGE. BE­GIN THIS THREE-MILE ROUTE AT THE VIS­I­TOR CEN­TRE AND TAKE THE WOODEN WALK­WAY TO­WARDS THE PASS OF KIL­LIECRANKIE. A BRIDGE AND SOME STEPS TAKE YOU TO A VAN­TAGE POINT, OF­FER­ING A VIEW OF THE GORGE. CON­TINUE DOWN TO SOL­DIER’S LEAP – THE SPOT WHERE ONE REDCOAT, FLEE­ING FROM THE BAT­TLE­FIELD, MADE THE FIVE-ME­TRE JUMP OVER THE FAST-FLOW­ING WA­TER – THEN CROSS A BRIDGE TO REACH TROOPER’S DEN. AS YOU WALK ALONG THE RIVER GARRY, YOU’LL PASS A CHAR­COAL KILN, WHERE YOU CAN LEARN ALL ABOUT THIS ANCIENT SKILL. YOU CAN THEN EX­TEND YOUR AMBLE OVER THE GREEN FOOTBRIDGE OR RETRACE YOUR STEPS BACK TO THE VIS­I­TOR CEN­TRE. Find out more at nts.org.uk.

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