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Killiecrankie

Magnificent wooded river gorge where one of the goriest battles in Jacobite history took place

Things to do

Self-guided tours

Start your visit at the visitor centre, where you can learn more about the fascinating geology, wildlife and history of the area.

Guided tours

Group visits are welcome and, by prior arrangement, a ranger can be booked for a guided tour.

SCHOOL VISITS

We welcome school visits at Killiecrankie. For more information, please see our Learning pages.

Nature spotting

Look out for unusual fungi – the Pass is a hot spot for rare mushrooms and toadstools.

Spot lots of wildlife in the area, including red squirrels, woodpeckers and pine martens.

During wet spells, look out for leaping salmon at the falls beneath the Soldier’s Leap.

Walks

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.

Admire the view from the footbridge, particularly in autumn when the colours are spectacular.

Walks here

Wildlife Trail (multiple routes)

Wildlife Trail (multiple routes)

Difficulty
Moderate
Time
10 minutes to 1 hour
Distance
0.25 mile (0.5km) to 1.5 miles (2.5km)
Facilities
Toilets, interpretation at visitor centre, car parking
Battle Trail (multiple routes)

Battle Trail (multiple routes)

Difficulty
Moderate
Time
10 minutes to 1 hour
Distance
0.25 mile (0.5km) to 1.5 miles (2.5km)
Facilities
Toilets, car parking

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