Walking Routes in Pitlochry
Likened to a walker’s paradise, Pitlochry offers ramblers a multitude of trails and off-the-beaten tracks, ranging is difficulty and length to suit even the most enthusiastic of footsloggers. The dramatic and striking scenery, as well as the rich local history and folklore are all elements that make Pitlochry the unique and beautiful town that it is today. You can enjoy spectacular panoramic views, challenging hikes and if you keep your eyes peeled you may get the chance to spot some of the local wildlife. Animals you may be lucky enough to come across include the elusive and endangered red squirrel, red and roe deer, the huge osprey bird as well as dragon and damsel flies just to name a few.
The gentle stroll through these idyllic woodlands is one that everyone can enjoy. The leisurely route takes you past the boat house and over the romantic timber footbridge. Visitors can enjoy a picnic on the loch shore and follow it around, enjoying the surrounding embrace of Faskally forest and the large variety of flora and fauna. Herons can be seen fishing in the waters and the fish held in the loch include carp, roach, perch and rudd. The area is wheelchair and pushchair accessible and also includes parking and toilet facilities.
By car: 5 minutes. Google directions.
By foot: 31 minutes. Google directions.
Meaning the ‘speckled mountain’ this summit provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and moorland scenery as well as the town of Pitlochry which sits at its foot. The ascent takes you on a journey through moors, woodland and past the tranquil Loch a’ Choire. This area has been designated a Sit of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the vibrant and thriving wildlife as well as the moorland ecosystems. The highest point is 841 meters high and provides a stunning photography opportunity of the surrounding areas.
By car: 11 minutes. Google directions.
By foot: 1 hour 35 minutes. Google directions.
This walk is a long circuit of Loch Faskally at a low-altitude, through charming woodland paths as well as a quiet minor road. The loch is in fact a reservoir that has drawn the surrounding nature to itself enabling you to observe the wildlife and soak in the natural silence. Make sure to bring a blanket as the area is a wonderful spot for a picnic. There is a wide range of tree species in this area, with some trees having reached over 200 years old.
By car: 6 minutes. Google directions.
By foot: 43 minutes. Google directions.
Eat & Drink
Before or after your walk, eat or have a drink at our Faskally Restaurant & Bar which serves traditional Scottish dishes with a contemporary flair. The bar and lounge also provides a range of hot and cold drinks, an extensive wine list, local ales, beers and over 40 single malt whiskies.
Book a Room
Plan you walking trip with a break at Scotland's Hotel & Lesiure Club. We offer standard and executive guestrooms as well as private houses, We also have a leisure club with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym and beauty treatment rooms. View our latest offers & breaks.