GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Tummel Walk

4 miles (6 km)

Visit Queen's View for one of the best views in Britain on this short walk in Perthshire, Scotland.
The viewpoint overlooks the beautiful Loch Tummel with the mountain of Schiehallion making a wonderful backdrop.  Queen Victoria made the area famous in 1866 when she visited with her servant John Brown.
After strolling along the viewpoint you can extend your walk by exploring the woodland trails in Allean Forest. Here you'll find attractive woodland, sculptures and pretty flowers such as fox gloves and sorrell flowers. The surrounding Tay Forest Park is huge so there is plenty to explore in the area. As well as the miles of woodland trails the park include several pretty lochs including Loch Bhac and Lochan Nan Nighean.
The area also includes a cafe, Forest Park information centre and picnic tables.
If you'd like to explore Loch Tummel by bike then you could follow the nice country lane on the southern side of the water.

Postcode

PH16 5NR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Queen's View Loch Tummel OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Queen's View Loch Tummel Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The excellent visitor centre has a nice cafe where you can relax after your walk. There's a good menu and outdoor seating for fine days.

Photos

Queen's View, Loch Tummel - geograph.org.uk - 9404

Queen's View, Loch Tummel. Unlike most of the other Queen's Views, this one didn't get its name from Queen Victoria. It is said to have been a favourite view of Queen Isabella, first wife of King Robert the Bruce. In her day, however, there was no loch - Loch Tummel was created by a hydro-electric dam.

The 'Queen's View', Loch Tummel - geograph.org.uk - 8114

 This view west along Loch Tummel is a popular beauty spot. Queen Victoria picnicked here on 3rd October 1866 and records her appreciation of the view in her diary. However, the view she admired was not this one! The construction of nearby Clunie Dam for HEP generation resulted in the level of the Loch rising considerably in the post Victorian period. The conical mountain in the distance is Schiehallion.

The Queen's View, Loch Tummel, taken 1965 - geograph.org.uk - 744724

Black and white photo taken in 1965 from the viewpoint. One of the outstanding beauty spots in all of Scotland is the Queen’s View where a panorama of lake and mountain scenery stretches westwards as far as the Glen Coe hills, on clear days. Unfortunately it was misty when this image was taken

Ring Fort Allean Forest - geograph.org.uk - 50303

Ring Fort Allean Forest. Looking from Ring Fort in Allean forest, Perthshire towards Schiehallion.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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