The Queen’s View. Wow! What a place.
Only a few miles from Pitlochry down the stunning Loch Tummel road is an incredible viewpoint known as the Queen’s View. Apparently named after Queen Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce over 700 years ago.
A short path leads from the carpark to the viewpoint. The path has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now considered wheelchair accessible.
The view itself is extensive, taking in the whole of Loch Tummel, Schiehallion (3553ft) and at a distance of about 50 miles the mountains of Glencoe.
We had a cracking day for our visit and the snow caps on Schiehallion and in Glencoe really made the view. Well worth a visit on a clear day.
The Queen’s View, Loch Tummel
The new all-abilities path to the viewpoint
Schiehallion with a snow cap
The mountians of Glencoe in the distance
The Queens View
Further info on the Queens View can be found at Pitlochry.org
There is also some great walking to be done in the surrounding Aillean Forest. A good starting point for info is the superb Walkhighlands website and http://www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk/
For a longer drive, carry on past the Queen’s View to Kinloch Rannoch, around Loch Rannoch, past the remote Rannoch Station and Schiehallion, up and over to Aberfeldy and eventually back to Pitlochry. It is a stunning drive with super loch and mountain views, loads of wildlife and numerous well mapped walks. This loop is roughly the same route as the tremendously popular Etape Caledonia road cycle race held annually in Highland Perthshire. If you do go for this longer loop make sure you check out Treats Cafe in Kinloch Rannoch….tasty.
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