Low Cloud in Allean Forest behind Glen Fincastle

Glen Fincastle

Where:  Glen Fincastle, Glen Garry and Pitlochry

Distance:  Between 3.7 miles (6.0 km) and 12.7 miles (20.4 km)

Grade:  Moderate

Terrain:  Mix of public roads, farm tracks and rough footpaths over moorland and through woodland

Transport:  Buses to Fincastle, and buses and trains from Blair Atholl, and buses from Killiecrankie

It might be hard to imagine but the now-tranquil Glen Fincastle was once a busy junction of drove roads used to take cattle from the Western Isles to markets in the South. The lane that climbs up the glen from the Fincastle bus stop follows the line of one of these drove roads until it joins farm tracks leading to moorland above Glen Garry. A choice of routes then provides access to public transport at Blair Atholl or Killiecrankie, or the option of a longer walk back into Pitlochry, taking in the panoramic views from Craig Fonvuick and, depending on the season, watching for salmon leaping at the Linn of Tummel.

Text and photographs by Dr. N. D. Mortimer

For detailed information: Glen Fincastle Walks

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