Looking Over Rannoch

By Robyn Smith

After a 40 minute drive from Pitlochry on one of the most beautiful roads off the A9 we arrived in Kinloch Rannoch.

Parking was simple, in a small car park a couple of yards from the bottom easily leading us to the starting point, where there is a beautiful waterfall to introduce you to your journey.

You are taken on a track road for around the first mile, it had been a bit wet and we had water flowing down so some areas were a bit muddy.

After coming off road we then followed a stone wall up the hill, a very marshy area, so good foot wear would be essential.

The climb took around 40 minutes and on reaching the top you are presented with an incredible view over Loch Rannoch and the villlage of Kinloch Rannoch. Nearby we can look over toward Schiehallion but that is a climb for another day.

We had an beautiful hot day so this made for the prefect walk and on a good day like we had with little wind a picnic at the top to enjoy the view would be perfect day out.

Overall a relatively easy hike until you get to the last couple of metres where it gets slightly steep on the way up. The descent has the same steep areas but is manageable

Allow around an hour and a half for full hike depending on how much you enjoy taking in the scenery and exploring.


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