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Walks around Killiecrankie area

Follow in the footsteps of the Jacobite and Redcoat soldiers who travelled through the Pass of Killiecrankie on 27 July 1689.

Killiecrankie is part of the Pitlochry Path Network in Perthshire and you can tailor your walk to your ability and the time you have available. For a short casual stroll, park at the visitor centre and walk along the balcony, checking for wildlife at the feeding station as you go by. This leads you to a set of steps taking you down to the main path of the Pass. After a few minutes you’ll find a bench overlooking the gorge giving stunning views of the woodland and River Garry. Beyond this, you can follow steps leading further down into the gorge until you reach Soldier’s Leap where you can see a small waterfall. This walk takes about 15 minutes from the car park.

From here you can either return to the visitor centre or continue down the riverside path towards the green footbridge (allow around 30 minutes to walk to this from Soldier’s Leap). Here you can cross to the other side of the river and walk through the NTS's adjoining property – the Linn of Tummel. Alternatively, you could continue on the left side of the river to follow the footpath for approximately 3 miles to reach Pitlochry. There’s also an option to take a circular route by walking along the roadside, but the view is much better returning along the riverside path through the beautiful woodland.

A walk here in autumn is a special treat – the Pass is renowned for its rich autumnal colours, when the trees are a spectacular mixture of gold, burgundy, amber, vermilion and russet.


Ref: National Trust for Scotland

Click on the map for routes and more from the Pitlochry Path Network website!

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