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.
|Weem Wood, Weem by Aberfeldy||1.7km||1 hour|
|Falls of Acharn, near Kenmore||2km||1 hour|
|Edramucky Trail, Ben Lawers||2km||45 mins - 1 hour|
|The Birks of Aberfeldy||3.5km||1 - 2 hours|
|Loch Tay from Killin||4.25km||1.25 - 1.5 hours|
|Innerwick and Bridge of Balgie, Glen Lyon||4.5km||1.5 hours|
|Auchmore Circuit, Killin||4.5km||1.5 hours|
|Taymouth Castle and Kenmore||5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Acharn Woods, Killin||6km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Drummond Hill and Black Rock, Kenmore||7km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Sròn a'Chlachain and Creag Buidhe, Killin||4km||1.5 - 2.5 hours|
|Kerrowmore Woods and Falls, Glen Lyon||4.75km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Kenmore Hill||5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Aberfeldy and Kenmore hill circuit||22km||5 - 7 hours|
|Meall nam Maigheach||5.5km||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Meall Buidhe||8.5km||2.5 - 3.5 hours|
|Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay||9.5km||4 - 6 hours|
|Beinn Dearg, Innerwick, Glen Lyon||10.5km||3.5 - 4.5 hours|
|Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas||11km||4 - 6 hours|
|Cam Chreag, Innerwick, Glen Lyon||12.75km||3.5 - 4.5 hours|
|Creagan na Beinne, Ardtalnaig||18km||5 - 6 hours|
|Stuchd an Lochain||8.5km||3.5 - 4.5 hours|
|Meall Corranaich and Meall a'Choire Lèith||9.5km||5 - 6 hours|
|Meall nan Subh, Glen Lochay||12.75km||3 - 4 hours|
|The Tarmachan Ridge||13km||5 - 7 hours|
|Beinn nan Oighreag, Glen Lochay||15.5km||5 - 5.5 hours|
|Meall Buidhe and Sròn a' Choire Chnapanich, Glen Lyon||15.75km||6 - 6.5 hours|
|Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh and An Stùc||16.5km||7 - 8 hours|
|Càrn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Càrn Mairg and Creag Mhòr||17.5km||7 - 8 hours|
|Sgiath Chùil and Meall Glas from Glen Lochay||20.5km||7 - 9 hours|
|Creag Mhòr and Beinn Heasgarnich||25.75km||9 - 11 hours|
|The Rob Roy Way||128km||7 stages|
|Scottish National Trail||864km||6 weeks|
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.
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..."
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.
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..."