Walks & Munros
Weem Rock & St David’s Well is accessed at the entrance to Castle Menzies, follow the driveway East to the car park. There is a marked walkway up Weem Rock to St David’s Well, you climb quite high and get fantastic views of the surrounding valley. Look out for the forest sculptures. This walk can take around an hour, not suitable for pushchairs or buggy’s.
Riverside Walk Aberfeldy a gentle walk along the riverside. This walk can be as long or short as you wish and there is lots of wildlife to see. Start by going over Wade bridge you will then see a sign post for the start of the walk, you can go all the way to Kenmore or you can come off the walk and visit Castle Menzies or House of Menzies.
The Birks of Aberfeldy you can access this walk from the centre of Aberfeldy or you can take the car up the Crieff road where you will find a car park with ample parking. At the car park there are information boards so you can plan for a short walk or a longer one. It is a fair climb up the Den of Moness to the Falls, but well worth it, welly boots are recommended for little ones, it can get very muddy, not suitable for pushchairs or buggy’s.
Kenmore & River Tay from the bridge at Kenmore you can walk along the top path with a buggy or there is a fishermans path down by the river, some lovely spots to stop for a picnic. If you carry on you are on the same Riverside walk as the one from Aberfeldy.
The Falls of Acharn from Kenmore drive 1 mile up the south side of Loch Tay to the village of Acharn. Parking is provided and the walk well signposted, it doesn’t take long to walk up to the Falls and back. If you are looking for a longer walk you can continue on past the falls and the Hermit's cave to Queen's drive and then drop down into Kenmore.
Forest walk on Drummond Hill can be accessed from Kenmore, Drummond Hill is signposted and offers parking. There are various signposted walks you can do and after the initial climb it’s mainly level walking on a track, suitable for a buggy. There’s a superb viewpoint over Loch Tay at Black Rock and excellent mountain bike trails in the hilly woodland. Drummond Hill is the first site planted by the Forestry Commission in the UK.
The Hermitage is a very popular spot for people to visit in the area possibly because it can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The Hermitage is off the A9 just outside of Dunkeld and has a large pay and display car park. The main walk goes under the railway bridge and then follow either path you will come to a delightful stone bridge and Victorian folly known as Ossian's Hall overlooking the waterfall. Further on and you will find some interesting cave like dewellings and in the woodlands one of Britain’s tallest Douglas Firs.
There are 26 Munros in close proximity to the cottage, 7 of them can be found in the Ben Lawers range which dominate the skyline of the northern side of Loch Tay; Ben Lawers being the highest peak at 1214m. Also very popular are Cairn Gorm at 1029m, Beinn Ghlas at 1103 and of course Schiehallion at 1083m.
For more information on the Munros, maps etc visit www.walkhighlands.co.uk