Walk 1

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - News Special -

Where to start: There’s low-cost park­ing at the Na­tional Trust’s Kil­liecrankie Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, a few miles from Pitlochry. ( www.nts.org.uk/kil­liecrankie)

Along the way: The walk starts in the Kil­liecrankie Pass (where the Ja­co­bites won a ma­jor vic­tory in 1689) and re­turns along one of Gen­eral Wade’s Mil­i­tary Roads, built the fol­low­ing cen­tury to sub­due the re­bel­lious Scots. As­cend­ing through pas­ture­land, the moun­tain track winds up­wards through moor­land be­fore pulling out into the bealach. From here it drops be­tween an­cient field sys­tems into the his­toric and pic­turesque vil­lage of Moulin, with its an­cient Dane Stone, and cir­cles through wood­land and for­est then drops into the bot­tom of the gorge via a path be­neath to­day’s A9. Al­low time for vis­it­ing The Sol­dier’s Leap and Claver­house’s Stone in the Na­tional Trust wood­land.

In a nut­shell: A chal­leng­ing route climb­ing through a pre­his­toric land­scape to the pass be­low Ben Vrackie, with sweep­ing hill views.

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