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.