River Tilt and Glen Tilt Blair Atholl Reviews
10 miles (about 15 km) long walk alongside the river Tilt and Glen Tilt Dec 12, 2012
This beautiful walk starts from Blair Atholl (Perthshire) railway station and you walk in the Scottish Highlands area (for walk details check the website: www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/glen-tilt.shtml). As this walk leads across the stalking woodland, it is good to check, if the area is accessible (http://www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk/walking_hillphone.cfm).
I took a train and this was a day trip, you can connect this one, if you decide to spend some time in Highlands (e.g. in Pitlochry - can be connected with the Ben Vrackie walk another day). I walked on the road about 1 km to a car park near the Old Bridge of Tilt. The way continues in the woodland after that - up and down and after a while the views to Glen and river Tilt start to appear.
You also approach the deer stalking area. You should check the dates of shooting on the Atholl Estate's Ranger Service website, as if this takes place, the area is closed!!!
You continue further along the river Tilt passing a small waterfall and old stone bridge, remains of old settlement and finally come to a turning point called Gow Bridge. You start to return back to Blair Atholl on the other side of the river Tilt. After you turn back you pass Marble Lodge - it seemed to me, that it was somewhere else, than in Scotland - only one wee house far away from everything... You go on across meadows and woodlands back to Blair Atholl.
I could hear shooting, but kept on the recommended route, so wasn't aimed by hunters :-), which is strongly recommended to you too. Remember to check the rangers website, as you couldn't proceed further if deer stalking takes place.
Have a nice day and walk there!
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