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Pitlochry, Killiecrankie and Loch Faskally Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

A lovely waterside walk from Pitlochry to Killiecrankie, taking in Loch Faskally, the River Tummel, the Faskally Forest, Loch Donmore and the River Garry. It's a beautiful area with shady woodland paths, peaceful lakes and wonderful views of the surrounding Cairngorm hills.
Start the walk from the visitor centre and car park in Pitlochry, next to the loch and the dam. From the centre you can see thesalmon ladderwhere the fish leap their way up the river from March to October.
You start by picking up footpaths heading north west along the loch to the Tay Forest Park. Here you will pass along nice woodland trails in the Faskally Forest with a visit to the delightful little Loch Dunmore. It's a lovely spot with loch surrounded by Douglas fir,silver firs,wild cherry, andoak trees, some of which are over 100 years old.
After you emerge from the woods you pick up riverside trails along the River Garry to Killiecrankie. You'll pass along the train line before finishing at the visitor centre, near to the viaduct.
The village is significant as the location for Battle of Killiecrankiein 1689, during theJacobite Rebellion. In the splendid wooded gorge you can visit 'Soldier's Leap', the spot where a Redcoat soldier leapt 18ft across the raging River Garry, fleeing the Jacobites. Also look out for wildlife including red squirrels, woodpeckers and pine martens.
The visitor centre has lots of information about the history of the area and a nice cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.
To extend your walking in the area head north west to Glen Garry where you can visit the Falls of Bruar. The lovely wooded gorge includes beautiful waterfalls, several deep black pools, stone bridges, viewpoints and picnic spots.
Just to the north of the town you can try a challenging climb to Ben Vrackie.

Pitlochry Killiecrankie and Loch Faskally OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pitlochry Killiecrankie and Loch Faskally Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Pitlochry 03

Pitlochry River Tummel view

Loch Faskally

Loch Faskally

Footpath at Loch Faskally in Autumn - - 602980

Footpath at Loch Faskally in Autumn

Reflections at Loch Dunmore - - 73870

Reflections at Loch Dunmore

The Dragon in the Enchanted Forest - - 1572945

The Dragon in the Enchanted Forest

Across the Garry - - 1239357

Across the Garry

River Garry from Garry Bridge - - 1588212

River Garry from Garry Bridge

Killiecrankie Viaduct - - 1588242

Killiecrankie Viaduct


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Pitlochry Killiecrankie and Loch Faskally.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)