Lochside walk in Perthshire

Perthshire Walking Holidays

There’s a powerful restorative effect linked to an active holiday in a beautiful location that cannot be underestimated. Perthshire walking breaks, at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry, offer hundreds of possibilities to spend time in wonder at the beauty of nature, whilst exercising and filling our lungs with pristine, pure air.

The range and scope of terrain and variety of stunning landscape in Perthshire makes it a rare find for walkers and hikers of all abilities. From craggy mountains with tumbling waterways, inclines and terrain of varying degrees of challenge, always rewarded with stunning views, to lush woodland and pasture, rich with wildlife, there’s something to appeal to the lover of the great outdoors.

 Furthermore, Perthshire offers a diverse range of walking trails to cater to different preferences and abilities. For those seeking a challenging adventure, the Munros – a collection of mountains over 3,000 feet – provide an exhilarating experience. On the other hand, if you prefer a more leisurely stroll, the River Tay Path offers a relaxed and scenic route along the banks of Scotland’s longest river.

walking holidays in Perthshire

 In addition to its natural beauty, Perthshire is also known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Along your walking journey, you can discover ancient castles, historic sites, and charming villages that showcase the region’s fascinating past. The town of Dunkeld, for example, is home to the beautifully restored Dunkeld Cathedral, while Blair Atholl boasts the majestic Blair Castle, which dates back to the 13th century.

When planning your walking holiday in Perthshire, it’s important to consider the best time to visit. The region experiences a mild climate throughout the year, but the summer months, from June to September, are particularly favorable for outdoor activities. During this time, the days are longer, and the weather is generally pleasant, allowing you to make the most of your hiking adventures.

 In conclusion, Perthshire is a fantastic destination for a walking holiday. Its diverse landscapes, well-maintained trails, and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal choice for hikers of all levels. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely walk or a challenging hike, Perthshire offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Scotland’s natural beauty.

Add to this a delightful place to stay, with wonderful views to enjoy over afternoon or evening refreshment, or from your room, and the process of repair is well on its way.

At Rosemount Hotel, Pitlochry, you can expect

  • a warm and squishily cosy room with modern bathroom. 
  • Delicious meals with friendly service.
  • A cosy chat, outdoors, warming the toes at an open fire pit, mulling over the delights of the day, sharing reflections and enjoying the blissful peace . . . .

Perfection!

Walking Breaks in Perthshire

 Perthshire offers a diverse range of terrains and breathtaking landscapes, making it a true gem for walkers and hikers of all skill levels. From rugged mountains with cascading waterways and various levels of challenging slopes that reward you with stunning vistas, to lush woodlands and meadows teeming with wildlife, there is something to captivate every outdoor enthusiast.

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” 

John Muir

 

Choose Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry for your Walking Break in Perthshire

The range and scope of terrain and variety of stunning landscapes in Perthshire makes it a rare find for walkers and hikers of all abilities. From craggy mountains with tumbling waterways, inclines and terrain of varying degrees of challenge, the hiker is always rewarded with stunning views. Furthermore, with lush woodland and pasture, rich with wildlife, there’s something to appeal to every lover of the great outdoors.

Add to this a delightful place to stay, with wonderful views to enjoy over afternoon or evening refreshment, or from your room, and the process of repair is well on its way. Continue reading . . .

Perthshire walks - Loch Faskally

Once you walk the Perthshire Hills, you'll want to return again and again

Walking in Perthshire - A Guide for Walkers and Hikers of all Ability

Discover the beauty of Perthshire and its stunning countryside with our incredible walking breaks. Immerse yourself in the fresh air and scenic landscapes, and let the tranquility wash over you as you explore the lush forests, sparkling lochs, and rolling hills. Embrace the challenge of a brisk hike through rugged terrain or take a gentle stroll along winding paths. The choice is yours, but whatever your preference, our walking breaks offer the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and discover the true essence of Perthshire. So why wait? Book now and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation in one of the most stunning regions of Scotland.

Rosemount Hotel in Pitlochry is ideally located for walking holidays of every decription. We find that we are particularly popular for:- Continue reading . . .

Shorter Walks on Level Ground

A few shorter, but nonetheless satisfying walks that are close to Rosemount Hotel, but also offer parking nearby. Comfortable shoes recommended, though boots are not necessary. 

Longer Walks with Moderate Climbs

Hiking shoes and familiarity with hillwalking are recommended for these moderately challenging  walks that either take you uphill, or ar of longer duration

Local Strolls with Great Scenery

Another selection of moderate walks not particularly requiring hiking boots or familiarity with hillwalking. There are some inclines, but they are only moderately challenging.

More Challenging Hikes

These trails are only for experienced walkers who are seeking a stiff challenge and know how to check weather and terrain conditions, as they take you to more remote areas, away from the town. Participants may prefer to seek company for their journey

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Perthshire Walks - A Brief Guide

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Pitlochry Walks from Rosemount Hotel

There can be no doubt that Pitlochry is a charming Scottish town, in its own right. Moreover, the entire area is full of rich cultural history and stunning natural beauty that no visitor should miss out on. However, at Rosemount Hotel, we feel that Pitlochry’s greatest strength lies in its proximity to a wealth and variety of natural Scottish beauty.

Accordingly, it’s worth exploring every nook and corner of this picturesque place to truly appreciate its wonders. Rosemount Hotel, one of the finest establishments in Pitlochry, offers an exceptional opportunity for visitors to experience Pitlochry’s beauty firsthand through specially curated walks and, for those hikers of requisite skill, more challenging hikes. These walks cater to visitors with all levels of fitness and interests – from casual strollers to seasoned hikers.

Ben Vrackie Walk

Undoubtedly, Pitlochry’s most popular hillwalk: “The Ben” is considered an iconic feature of Pitlochry’s landscape. Towering over this picturesque town, it offers a stunning backdrop and protection from northerly weather systems

Ben Vrackie, the mountain  that overlooks Pitlochry, is a favourite amongst hillwalkers of moderate to advanced skill.

This stunning sentinel that pr0tects the town from a good deal of northerly weather disruption, truly has a remarkable mountainous terrain. Accordingly, every lover of nature and hiking feels impelled to visit when they are in Perthshire. Not quite high enough to be classified a munro ( a mere 2757 ft – just short of the 3000 ft required to qualifiy for Munro status) this impressive prominence is located near the charming little town of Pitlochry in Scotland, making it an ideal place for a lovely day out in nature. Its craggy, lush magnificence presents trekking aficionados with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

A hike up Ben Vrackie presents and excellent avenue for all outdoor enthusiasts with upwards of moderate skill level.  Starting from the parking lot near Moulin Hotel, the hiking trail leads you through fields of striking heather meandering into a lush, forested region. The breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside provide a treat for the eyes and one’s soul.

As you amble through this idyllic landscape, you’ll encounter several small streams that tumble and trickle through their onward journey. This peaceful and serene setting is enveloped in a picturesque  tapestry of moorland, woodland and valley scenery.

While climbing up, hikers also get to observe the local wildlife, such as red deer and birds of prey, adding to the memorable experience. And when hikers reach the pinnacle, the view from the top is simply beyond words and definitely worth cherishing. Spending a day out in nature, conquering a decent climb, and basking in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, will undoubtedly stay with you for a lifetime.

For those hillwalkers who feel that the challenge of the entire upwards climb might prove too testing, there is a resting point 2/3 of the way up, near the picturesque Loch a’ Choire. Many choose to turn back at this point because, after enjoying the view still afforded, the final few hundred yards ascent is steep and a littl bit of a scramble for aching calves. Nonetheless, it is worthy to note that steps have been formed, both to protect the immediate environment and for ease of progress

Images of Ben Vrackie - A Delightful Hillwalk from Pitlochry

The views from the ascent of Ben Vrackie are quite stunning. Once at the summit, the panorama extends to the whole of Perthshire and to the Cairngorms. On a very clear day, Ben Nevis may be seen. This mountain, of some 2759ft, offers good, well-formed paths through woodland, across moorland and past a small lochan. . There are two optional extensions of the basic “there and back” walk.

The basic trip to and from Rosemount Hotel, Pitlochry is about 5 miles. A very good walk description may be found here.

Excellent photographs from the summit at dawn maybe viewed at the walkhighlands website

Killiecrankie Walk

A popular walk that can be extended or curtailed to offer a medium or several long-distance versions. If extended to include the Beallach, route, takes the more energetic walker almost to the summit of Ben Vrackie. Otherwise, it offers an extremely pleasant hike along both shores of Loch Faskally

This circular walk offers many interesting features and passes along country roads, grassy verges, past river, loch and rapids and through woodland. There are many opportunities to curtail or extend the basic route and degree of challenge. Wildlife sightings are common and the scenery is varied and stunning.

A great  guide to this walk may be found at the excellent alltrails.com website under the name of  River Tummel Loop

Linn of Tummel

The Foss Road walk, which leads to the Linn of Tummel Rapids, is a moderate roadside-walk that offers a truly spectacular and immersive experience for those seeking to revel in the stunning natural beauty of Perthshire. This walk is perfect for those who want to lose themselves amidst both breathtaking and delightful nature and enjoy a refreshing exercise while being surrounded by magnificent landscapes.

As you navigate through the lush hillsides and winding paths, you will have a chance to experience the region’s spectacular waterfalls, plunge pools, and rapids, which have been chiseled out by centuries of water erosion. You will be mesmerized by the cascading water and the sheer power of nature on display.

Enroute, you will pass the impressive stone archway leading to Clunie Power Station, whose water-side setting offers an opportunity to rest awhile and admire one of the most beautiful scenes along Loch Faskally

In addition to the incredible natural scenery, the walk also offers magnificent views of the surrounding landscape, which will leave you in awe as you lose yourself in the majesty of it all.

The Linn of Tummel Rapids and Foss Road walk is not only an opportunity to exercise your body but also a chance to rejuvenate your spirit with the natural beauty of Scotland. It forms part of the Killiecrankie Circuit walk described above

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Falls of Bruar

A visit to The Falls of Bruar can be combined with a few hours spent at the impeccable House of Bruar visitor centre. Some can take or leave its exceptional shopping experience. However, you’d have to travel far to exceed their excellent lunches!

We always recommend setting aside an entire day for exploring the peace of heaven that resides in the Killiecrankie/ Blair Atholl/ Bruar area. The Pass of Killicrankie is outstandingly beautiful, as are the Autumn colours across the entire Glen. It has been remarked that these may be viewed  best from the summit of Craig Fonvuick, However, Autumn views are quite exceptional from just about any point along the valley.

The circular walk to the two-section Falls of Bruar give the option to curtail the hike at the first falls, which are perfectly thrilling to behold. Despite the pull on calf muscles as the ascent steepens a little, the second set of falls is well within the ability of an average walker. Good shoes are always recommended for strolling in the countryside. 

Edradour Walk with Black Spout Wood

A truly lovely walk through unspoiled woodland, past a waterfall then ascending through pasture to the delightful hamlet of Edradour. Complete with distillery, this area offers stunning views over Pitlochry. The walk then meanders along the roadside through the pretty village of Moulin, offering an extension past Pitlochry Golf Course and the Cuilc pond, bak to the charming town of Pitlochry

We always recommend setting aside an entire day for exploring the peace of heaven that resides in the Killiecrankie/ Blair Atholl/ Bruar area. The Pass of Killicrankie is outstandingly beautiful, as are the Autumn colours across the entire Glen. It has been remarked that these may be viewed  best from the summit of Craig Fonvuick, However, Autumn views are quite exceptional from just about any point along the valley.

The circular walk to the two-section Falls of Bruar give the option to curtail the hike at the first falls, which are perfectly thrilling to behold. Despite the pull on calf muscles as the ascent steepens a little, the second set of falls is well within the ability of an average walker. Good shoes are always recommended for strolling in the countryside. 

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As a guest at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry, you can expect an exceptional experience during your walking break in Perthshire. With the stunning landscape of Perthshire as your backdrop, our dedicated team is here to help you plan an unforgettable trip. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a leisurely stroller, we can assist in providing a cosily comfortable base for your Perthshire walking adventure. Simply get in touch with our friendly staff, who will be more than happy to guide you through the process of booking your walking base. They’ll also be busy preparing to look after your every accommodation need, with clean and comfortable rooms, delicious food and a cosy wee bar for an evening chat. After this, you will be free to plan your walk on the wild side.

From exploring picturesque trails through ancient forests to summiting majestic peaks, Perthshire offers a range of options for outdoor enthusiasts. Trust us, your Perthshire walking break will be nothing short of extraordinary at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry.