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Lovely afternoon walk

Lovely afternoon walk


Postby fyne123 » Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:17 pm

Route description: Kenmore to Aberfeldy by the River Tay

Date walked: 24/02/2024

Distance: 13.6 km

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Planning
Note – the “Start” link in the current WH article seems broken – it opens in Google Maps as a point near Moness Burn , just south of Aberfeldy.
From the description the “Start” link, think it is meant to be to Kenmore Beach Car Park. https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yy6ir2ybfzajRW6u5
Pre-Walk
We took the WH advice regarding buses. We parked in Aberfeldy - free council car park behind Co-Op - and caught the 91A Bus from just beside the cinema. In this case, the 11:55 Saturday bus.
While you wait for the bus, the Birks cinema is well worth a visit. They host the town public conveniences but also do great take-out coffee and cakes.
It is the kind of cinema you wish your own town had – lively, interesting screenings & obviously very popular locally.
We needed something more substantial for the walk, in addition to the cakes, so wandered up to the town butchers (MacDonald Bros). Turned out they have an excellent selection of 10 or so different types of pies/bridies etc. so had to exercise some restraint there.
Plenty of time to choose while a small queue of locals were in buying Racks of Lamb, Steaks and Haggis for their dinners. Welcome to the countryside indeed.
Walk
Bus dropped us off at the Pier Road Stop in Kenmore (beside the Beach Car Park).
Commenced Walk around 12:30 and were back in the car in Aberfeldy by 16:00
It really is a beautiful walk. Easy, flat and lots to see. WH description & photos are great.
As my partner commented during the walk, the journey back to Aberfeldy is almost like a parody of Scotland.
Golf course > Grouse in the fields > New Golf Course under construction > Bird of prey on fence > snow-capped mountain views > several fisherman standing in the river full of hope and patience > river water cold , fast and so clean > various wooden huts along the way for their fishing equipment which seemed to always include Whisky (Malt) > across the river we saw a small family of deer just grazing.
Plenty of signs of Beaver activity. Had a quick google and apparently there are a population of approx. 100 living in the River Tay and all the way up to Perth.
Maxwell’s Temple (Stage 2) was impressive. Very LOTR. (Amon Hen, where Boromir dies, for any Tolkien nerds).
Coffee available if you need a break at Karelia House (Stage 4)
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Re: Lovely afternoon walk

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:56 pm

Many thanks - we've updated the start point coordinates which were wrongly at the Aberfeldy end.
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