Walk 2

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - News Special -

Where to start: You’ll find pay-and-dis­play park­ing by the Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, or in the Ferry Road car park, a few min­utes into the walk.

Along the way: Cross­ing the River Tum­mel via the sus­pen­sion bridge that opened on Em­pire Day 1913, this route fol­lows the Rob Roy Way up­hill through the Fonab For­est to the Clachan an Diridh stone cir­cle. As it pulls out into open moor­land, there are views to­wards Ben Ne­vis and Glen­coe in one direc­tion, with Cairn­gorm peaks ser­rat­ing the op­po­site hori­zon. Af­ter de­scend­ing back into Pitlochry, a riverside de­tour takes you to the dam built to cre­ate Loch Faskally, with a fish lad­der con­structed to al­low sal­mon to pass through. The 310-me­tre, 34-pool lad­der has two view­ing win­dows for visi­tors to watch the sal­mon mi­grat­ing up­stream in au­tumn.

In a nut­shell: An­other walk of panoramic views, pulling gen­tly up­hill through woods and around a high heather-clad plateau be­fore de­scend­ing to Pitlochry.

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