Follow in the footsteps of past notable visitors including William Wordsworth, Queen Victoria, Mendelssohn and J M W Turner as you wander through this magnificent landscape.

The Hermitage is a great place for all the family to go for a walk – including four-legged members! It’s easily accessible from the A9, and an attractive woodland trail beside the River Braan leads through towering Douglas Firs to the stone bridge and the folly of Ossian’s Hall, which overlooks the spectacular Black Linn Falls.

If you continue along the path beside the river you’ll reach Ossian’s Cave (another folly), which is approximately 10 minutes away from the hall.

From the cave you can follow the riverside path towards Rumbling Bridge (Forestry Commission), which takes you through another woodland, eventually leading you back to the Hermitage car park. This circular route takes approximately 2½ hours.

Alternatively, you can take the path in front of Ossian’s Cave – this leads you to the other side of the Hermitage woodland. At the crossroads you can turn left through Craigvinean Wood and towards Pine Cone Point (Forestry Commission). Or you could stay within the Hermitage and turn right which takes you on a path to the totem pole and back down towards the Hermitage car park.

For more details on the Rumbling Bridge, Pine Cone Point or walks connecting to Dunkeld please visit Walk Highlands.

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