Really nice walk this, on a beautiful autumn day. Started at The Hermitage carpark, walked up to Pinecone Point and had a cup of tea. Couldn't be bothered coming down the way we had come, so we proceeded furton a small track, and after 100m or so found a way down the side of the bank to the main path again. It was very steep and a bit slippy underfoot, but perfectly doable. Walked on and had lunch by the Tay. On the way back we were short of time so we took advantage of a stile just beyond the horse field beyond Neil Gow's Oak and cut across almost directly to The Hermitage entrance off the A9. Thanks very much to the landowner who not only put in two stiles but also a little walkers' gate at the head of their drive! We were very grateful.
There is a temporary closure of the Tayside path near Inver, signed clearly (with a map) as you go under the railway.
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