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Rise and Flow in Pitlochry
by Jockstar » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:32 pm
Route description: Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry
Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Vrackie
Date walked: 06/10/2012
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 9.5 km
Ascent: 720mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The weather was ideal for our return to walking with bright sunshine and low winds and soon after finding the car park we were on our way and soon heading out onto the hills leaving Pitlochry behind. The walk is really easy on the feet as paths are clear and even. Also there are clear signposts to show walkers the way to the top of Ben Vrackie.
Along the way there were a growing number of walkers enjoying the Autumn weather and there were clear views as far to the Paps of Fife to the south and to Glencoe in the north. Beinn a Ghlo was also very clear to the east and the River Tay snaked its way south from Pitlochry.
It was still a steep climb at the end – especially when we hadn’t been out for 3 months – but well worth it when we got to the cairn and the trig point. Once having done the photos we headed back down a short distance and sat by the path having our packed lunch amid the sunshine and a large group of ladies from Edinburgh also arrived and we had a good blether with them all.
The rate of walkers hardly faltered which showed the popularity of Ben Vrackie and is a good walk that has a bit of everything.Before too long we made our way down the hill and to enjoy a pint in The Moulin Hotel. All in all a great day that was to end with a visit to the Enchanted Forest 'Flow' at Faskally Woods to enjoy the sounds and music and a light show which is very impressive.
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:42 pm
by gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:25 pm
by Gavin99 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:40 pm
by Jock McJock » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:04 am
by jonny616 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:00 pm
by PeteR » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:02 pm
This was my one (and I'm told) only Corbett with MrsR As much as she enjoyed it, she hated it and all we had was clag, cold and wind I think I might return in the winter when some snow will add an element of challenge. So glad you had sunshine and great views on your day out
by Ranger » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:54 pm
Thanks for posting
by quoman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:18 pm