Explore The Area - Outdoors

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With its stunning natural environment there are so many glorious places to visit and enjoy in and around Pitlochry. We have a selection of maps, brochures and books for use during your visit together with a cycle store and a drying room for any wet gear that you may need to dry off after a day walking or cycling if the weather is not too good.


Choose from one of the six circular routes linking Pitlochry to Moulin and Killiecrankie with routes up Ben Vrackie and around Craigower Hill.

Pitlochry is also the end destination of the 127km Rob Roy Way that starts at Loch Lomond near Glasgow.

Other waymarked walks close by include:

The Birks of Aberfeldy: Popularised in a song by Robert Burns, this walk up the gorge of Moness burn reveals several waterfalls.

The Hermitage: Woodland walk through magnificent Douglas firs to the amazing folly Ossian’s Hall overlooking the Black Linn waterfall.

Queens View: Approx. 5 miles north of Pitlochry, this famous vantage point over Loch Tummel is probably one of the most photographed panoramas in Scotland.

Falls of Bruar: The Falls of Bruar walk, located adjacent to The House of Bruar, is a beautiful walk offering good views of the gorge and falls from two stone bridge


There are many scenic cycling routes in and around Pitlochry ranging from a few miles for the novice to much longer for the more experienced. Bikes can also be hired from Escape Route, a cycling and outdoor shop in Pitlochry.


Pitlochry Golf Course, with sweeping views down the Tummel Valley and in the shadow of the Ben Vrackie, is one of the finest inland golf courses in Scotland. An 18-hole par 69 course open to members and visitors, it offers the perfect blend of exhilarating golf and pure relaxation.


Bolfracks Garden – While there has been an ornamental garden here since the mid-18th century, most of what can be seen today was from the 1970’s. A peaceful oasis, with excellent views over the Tay Valley, the garden has a collection of rare and unusual plants.

Cluny Gardens – With Britain’s widest conifer, this woodland garden is full of some of Perthshire’s most exotic plants and trees originating from the Himalayas and North America. With views over the Strathtay Valley, it is also home to red squirrels and a variety of different bird species.

Hercules Garden – Originally laid out by the 2nd Duke of Atholl in the 18th century, the gardens have recently been restored. Containing an impressive nine acre walled garden overlooked by a statue of Hercules, the garden contains fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and flowers.