Killin and Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon

Killin and Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon

Stretching fifteen miles from the popular village of Killin to beautiful Kenmore, serene Loch Tay is at the heart of this area. On its north side are the mighty summits of Ben Lawers and its many satellites, whilst the south side is quieter and unfrequented. Aberfeldy - just to the east of Kenmore - is the main settlement and is as fine a small town as you could wish for.

Heading north over the pass from Killin, or entered via the picturesque hamlet of Fortingall, is lovely Glen Lyon. This offers the finest glen scenery in the region, ranging from fine woodlands and fertile pastures right up to the lonely dams of Loch Lyon and Loch an Daimh.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Weem Wood, Weem by Aberfeldy grade1.7km 1 hour
Falls of Acharn, near Kenmore grade2km 1 hour
Ben Lawers nature trail grade2km 45 mins - 1 hour
The Birks of Aberfeldy grade3.5km 1 - 2 hours
Loch Tay from Killin grade4.25km 1.25 - 1.5 hours
Innerwick and Bridge of Balgie, Glen Lyon grade4.5km 1.5 hours
Auchmore Circuit, Killin grade4.5km 1.5 hours
Taymouth Castle and Kenmore grade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Acharn Woods, Killin grade6km 1.5 - 2 hours
Drummond Hill and Black Rock, Kenmore grade7km 1.5 - 2 hours
Sron a'Chlachain and Creag Buidhe, Killin gradegrade4km 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Kerrowmore Woods and Falls, Glen Lyon gradegrade4.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Kenmore Hill gradegrade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Aberfeldy and Kenmore hill circuit gradegrade22km 5 - 7 hours
Meall nam Maigheach gradegradegrade5.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
Meall Buidhe gradegradegrade8.5km 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay gradegradegrade9.5km 4 - 6 hours
Beinn Dearg, Innerwick, Glen Lyon gradegradegrade10.5km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas gradegradegrade11km 4 - 6 hours
Cam Chreag, Innerwick, Glen Lyon gradegradegrade12.75km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Creagan na Beinne, Ardtalnaig gradegradegrade18km 5 - 6 hours
Stuchd an Lochain gradegradegradegrade8.5km 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Meall Corranaich and Meall a'Choire Leith gradegradegradegrade9.5km 5 - 6 hours
Meall nan Subh, Glen Lochay gradegradegradegrade12.75km 3 - 4 hours
The Tarmachan Ridge gradegradegradegrade13km 5 - 7 hours
Beinn nan Oighreag, Glen Lochay gradegradegradegrade15.5km 5 - 5.5 hours
Meall Buidhe and Sron a' Choire Chnapanich, Glen Lyon gradegradegradegrade15.75km 6 - 6.5 hours
Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh and An Stuc gradegradegradegrade16.5km 7 - 8 hours
Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor gradegradegradegrade17.5km 7 - 8 hours
Sgiath Chuil and Meal Glas from Glen Lochay gradegradegradegrade20.5km 7 - 9 hours
Creag Mhor and Beinn Heasgarnich gradegradegradegrade25.75km 9 - 11 hours
The Rob Roy Way 128km 7 stages
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks


FEATURE: 'The oldest living thing in Europe'

Ben Dolphin pays his respects to the Fortingall Yew.

"I’ve travelled a fair bit around the world and the one thing I keep encountering again and again, no matter what country I’m in, is the superlative settlement. That is to say, those tiny towns or villages with superlative claims to fame..."

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FEATURE: Going solo

FEATURE: Going solo

Linda Cracknell takes a look at the joys and challenges of solo walking on a Perthshire wild-camp.

"I was in my sleeping bag by 6:50 PM on the night of the Spring equinox and still able to write by natural light. I looked east, watching through the tent flap as the light died over Meall nan Tarmachan, Ben Vorlich, Stuc a Chroin..."

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AREA SPONSOR: Moness Resort, Kenmore, near Aberfeldy

AREA SPONSOR: Moness Resort, Kenmore, near Aberfeldy

A perfect base for an active break with all the resort facilities on your doorstep. At Moness we have a selection of cosy one, two and three bedroom self-catering cottages as well as hotel rooms. You’ll find all the essentials such as linen, crockery and kitchen essentials. At the end of the day you can relax in the bar or choose between formal or informal dining and there’s live entertainment every weekend. Aberfeldy is just a short walk as is the Birks of Aberfeldy. Some dog friendly cottages also available.

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AREA SPONSOR: Falls of Dochart Inn, Killin

AREA SPONSOR: Falls of Dochart Inn, Killin

Spectacularly located overlooking the Falls of Dochart at the entrance to the village of Killin. Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms. Single and three bedroom cottages. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. On the Rob Roy Way so no need to trek through the village looking for your accommodation and back tracking next day. Live music every Saturday. Receive a complementary half pint of Real Ale after sumitting Ben Lawers (Sponsored by Fyne Ales). Bring us photographic proof and we will put you in our gallery.

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