Friday, 26 February 2010

Loup of Fintry

April 2005
Loup of Fintry, near Stirling, is an amazing waterfall on the River Endrick that plunges 90 feet.







Monday, 22 February 2010

Lynedoch Obelisk, Scone

On Sunday we walked up to Lynedoch Obelisk (240 metres), which overlooks Scone, Perthshire.

Great views of the Perthshire countryside and snow-capped mountains.



Scone

Perth Aerodrome


The Obelisk

View up the hills to the Obelisk & McDuff Monument

Meall Tairneachan, Perthshire

On Saturday I hiked up the Corbett Meall Tairneachan, 787 m (2582 ft), near the Munro Schiehallion in Perthshire.

We drove alongside Loch Tummel and there was plenty of ice on the surface. Mist hung over the loch, but climbed out of it further along the road.



We couldn't have asked for a better day to do this hill. The view of surrounding peaks was amazing, and it wasn't long before we spotted Ben Nevis in the distance! It was as if the whole of Scotland was laid out in a 360 degree view around us. We didn't see another person on the entire walk!

Vintage Snow Tracs

Schiehallion

Ben Nevis appears

Looking back to Schiehallion, and the Nevis mountains to the right

The Beinn a'Ghlo hills


Heading up Meall Tairneachan

Ben Lawers, Perthshire's highest mountain

View taking in Ben Lawers across to Schiehallion

Ben Nevis

Schiehallion and frozen Loch Kinardochy

Friday, 19 February 2010

Glen Affric

April 2005
I really must get back to this area, so much to explore. We walked down to the River Affric on a way-marked route. Then alongside the loch, only to find we could cross to return on the opposite side, so had to re-trace our steps and go back the way we came.

On this visit we got mobbed by the local chaffinch population! I remember finding it very amusing upon exiting the Ladies toilet in the car park to find my other half encircled by a large group of chaffinches waiting to see if he would feed them! I put my camera on the ground and tried to get some shots of them (how I wish I had I decent digital camera back then!). Anyway the photos were quite funny.




The River Affric

Peak of Sgurr na Lapaich visible through the Scots pines



The walk wasn't safe from the Chaffinch mob!

Sgurr na Lapaich

Birks of Aberfeldy, Perthshire

April 2005
I've been to the Birks of Aberfeldy many times and each time the water flow is different. As I am slowly adding my Scotland photo collection into this blog I will post my other visits on here also.

On this particular occasion the river was in spate, making the Falls of Moness impressive at the head of the walk.







Ben Gullipen, Near Callendar

April 2005
First attempt at Ben Gullipen was successful, but the view was obscured by low cloud - this time we had a much better look at the surrounding countryside!

View down Loch Venachar, Ben Ledi on the right

Ben Ledi

Nasty! What awaits you on the summit!

Lochan Balloch & Beinn Dearg


Can just see Callendar on the left of photo


Craigower Hill, Perthshire

November 2004
A lovely walk near Pitlochry. Starting close to the golf course near Moulin on the road to Ben Vrackie, the walk crosses the course and then climbs up through coniferous woodland.




Climbing steeper to reach the summit, the effort is well rewarded with a stunning view, taking in Loch Tummel, Schiehallion and, on a clear day, Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe.

There are various corrogated iron sheets lying about for the local adder population.


View of Pitlochry


Schiehallion and Loch Tummel with the hills of Buachaille Etive Mor, etc, in the far distance.



Ben Vrackie


Drove past Edradour Distillary on the way home - Scotland's smallest distillary and producer of a lovely cream liqueur!