South Loch Tay


This is night No.28/2021 living in the caravan. It's our third night at the Clachan C&MC Site near Killin.

Another day of fair weather, and at times got quite warm. Only felt one light, and very short shower so another day of fine walking weather.

Slept well, and when I got up at around 0700 we went for a walk up the nearby hillside, following a track behind the adjacent holiday chalets. Then returned to the van for a shower and some breakfast before heading out around 0900 for the first walk of the day. Worth noting that all the walks from here involve a short drive as the road which runs past the site is just too dangerous to walk, it is a series of bends on a narrow road with no verges!

Headed into Killin, then after the bridge over the falls, turned left and headed a short distance on the South Loch Tay road to walk up a route I had planned on the map in the forest above Auchmore.

First mistake was that we headed along a more recent track (the wrong track) which doesn't appear on the OS Maps, it was probably built for recent forestry work! Backtracked around 10mins.

Found the track we should have been on, a very old track following the Achmore Burn.

It was a steep grunt, but got some great views over the Lawers Range of hills.

And up Glen Dochart.

A zoomed shot across the loch to pipework from the Lawers Hydro Scheme.

Spotted another Ringlet, a fine looking butterfly.

The track continued to climb as we followed the burn which was now a gorge.

Then, we joined the Rob Roy Way. The track continued to climb, and must be murder with a full rucksack!

The scenery, however, was excellent. Very Highland.

Reached the high point of the track near this aerial. Tremendous views down the length of Loch Tay.

And in the clouds, Ben More above Crianlarich.

After lunch, the weather turned really quite warm, so we headed along the road, passed Lix Toll, to Crianlarich to take a walk in the Community Woodland.

A couple of short, but nice forest trails.

Nice views over the village and it's railway viaducts.

And lovely looking east to Ben More.

A good days walking, in better weather. What surprises me is the lack of midges, even in the still of the evenings, absolutely perfect!


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