Ben Vrackie rises to the height of 2757ft and gives excellent views of the surrounding mountains and the surrounding moorlands.
The best place to start your Ben Vrackie walk is at Moulin. A clearly marked path alongside a stream, under towering trees carries on up to the deer fence, which must be crossed at the stile point.
The path is well marked and quite easy up until the final ascent which is quite steep. You may be lucky enough to see red grouse and Red Deer on the hillsides.
The view point on the summit names all of the visible hills including Schiehallion, the Cairngorms and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.
Craigower is an old beacon hill, a rocky outcrop jutting out above Pitlochry. At about 1300ft its position above the union of the Tummel and Garry rivers gives views up both valleys and down the Tummel and Tay towards Dunkeld.
Again starting in Moulin, turn left onto the road behind the Moulin Hotel; continue following the signs for Craigower, to the golf course which you then cross; before heading up through the coniferous woods on the slopes of Craigower. The well sign posted route through the woods is quite east going but it does get steeper as you near the summit.
Falls of Bruar
Bruar is situated 8 miles north-west of Pitlochry, on the A9 towards Inverness. The waterfalls at Bruar are a beautiful spot for summer picnics, and a leisurely stroll with the family. The gorge was notable in poetry by famous Scottish poet Robert Burns.
You can start your walk at the house of Bruar – The Harrods of the North – so a spot of retail therapy may be just what you need after your walk!
The clearly signposted walk starts beside the museum and carries on up the railway line and on through coniferous forest on the cliff edges which overhang the Bruar Water. The water is crystal clear as it passes over the rock, which has created beautiful patterns on the rock.
On the hills behind Queen's View on the road to Kinloch Rannoch from Pitlochry, you will find the vast Tummel forest. There are many walking routes which can be taken in this rich area, a good spot o park is at the Queen's View visitors center, where you can also pick up a few maps of the forest which will show you some of these routes.
There is a fine picnic site, high above the forest with views of Loch Tummel and Schiehallion.
Wildlife which can be spotted in the Tummel forests are badgers, red squirrels, foxes and wildcats although you have to be quite quiet and lucky to see any of them! Birdlife is also varied in the forest, including the Blackcock and the Capercallie.
These are just a few of the glorious walks that are available around the Pitlochry, we also recommend that you stay at the Green Park Pitlochry Hotel . Located on the banks of Loch Faskally, this peaceful hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long days walking.