Admire the view from the footbridge, particularly in autumn when the colours are spectacular.
See Soldier’s Leap, the spot where a Redcoat soldier leapt 18ft across the raging River Garry, fleeing the Jacobites.
Spot lots of wildlife in the area, including red squirrels, woodpeckers and pine martens.
Look out for unusual fungi – the Pass is a hot spot for rare mushrooms and toadstools.
Pop in to the visitor centre to find out more about the 17th-century Battle of Killiecrankie.
This rich conservation area cleaves a pass where the Highlands meet the Lowlands. The River Garry flows along the floor of a magnificent wooded gorge, where the tree-lined slopes are home to a variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. However, the Pass of Killiecrankie hasn’t always been a haven of peace and tranquillity. On 27 July 1689 the first shots in the Battle of Killiecrankie were fired – one of the goriest battles in Jacobite history.
Find out about the geology, wildlife and history at the visitor centre, then follow the paths to explore the Pass. The views are breathtaking – a perfect place to contemplate nature and the past.
Start your visit at the visitor centre, where you can learn more the fascinating geology, wildlife and history of the area.
A short walk will take you to Soldier’s Leap, and if you continue on the path for around a mile you’ll reach the southern end of the Pass of Killiecrankie, where a footbridge crosses the River Garry.
Purchase books and gifts, some with a Jacobite link, as well as cold drinks, sweets and biscuits at the visitor centre.
During wet spells, look out for leaping salmon at the falls beneath the Soldier’s Leap.
Parking is available next to the visitor centre and picnic area.
School visits are welcome. An interactive battle talk, walk to Soldier’s Leap and opportunities to handle replica weapons can be incorporated into a visit. In addition, the rangers can tailor-make programmes to suit requirements.
Group visits are welcome and, by prior arrangement, a ranger can be booked for a guided tour.
For information about the services provided by the Ranger Service at Killiecrankie, tel: 01350 728641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is on two levels, with disabled parking bays on each level.
The visitor centre, shop, toilets and exhibition are on one level but the footpath into the Pass of Killiecrankie is steep, uneven and has steps.