A stunning riverside walk in the heart of Big Tree Country
Keep an eye out for glimpses of red squirrels, otters, kingfishers or even a pine marten.
Take in the excellent views of Killiecrankie from the Garry Bridge.
Don’t miss the Edwardian fish ladder, created in 1910 to allow salmon to jump upstream.
Admire the obelisk, which commemorates a visit by Queen Victoria in 1844.
Linn of Tummel is a 19ha woodland property where the rivers Garry and Tummel meet – linne is Gaelic for ‘deep pool’. The slow, calm Garry and the crashing, fast-flowing Tummel feed into Loch Faskally, surrounded by woodland. The property exemplifies the much-lauded Highland Perthshire landscape.
This picturesque combination of water and woodland is also home to a rich variety of wildlife.
The balance of water and woodland makes this stretch of Perthshire countryside ideal for a revitalising walk. There is a good network of paths in and around Linn of Tummel, including the Trust’s 3-mile circular walk.
This path makes the most of the views and goes in a loop from the Garry Bridge to the suspension bridge over the River Tummel. Look out for an early example of a fish ladder (built in 1910) and the buildings constructed in the 1940s and ’50s for the hydroelectric scheme.
If you’re really lucky you could spot otters slipping by in the water, red squirrels in the trees or even a pine marten in the undergrowth. As darkness descends, bats swoop over the water.
If you’d like to explore further, the Trust’s circular walk links in with several others on the Pitlochry Paths Network.
There is a car park at Garry Bridge.
Access to the Trust’s path is via steps from the Garry Bridge car park or steps at Coronation Bridge (the suspension bridge). The footpath is uneven in parts with slopes, steps and narrow sections, as well as steep river banks alongside the path in several areas.
Linn of Tummel is 2.5 miles north-west of Pitlochry.