Glen Lyon, Grampian Region

Glen Lyon, Grampian Region, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Glen Lyon, a stunning 34 mile (55 km) long enclosed valley in Perthshire, Central Scotland. The road follows the line of the River Lyon and starts from Fortingall on the north side of Loch Tay, skirting north of Ben Lawers (mountain) and ending in Killin at the southern end of Loch Tay.

Whilst views are superb, the road surface is less so, comprising mainly single track which progressively deteriorates into little more than a farm track with deep ruts and potholes and thus wholly unsuitable for small cars.

The road passes through Invervar, Camusvrachan, Innerwick, Bridge of Balgie, Gallin, Stronuich Reservoir, Cashlie, Kenknock, Glen Lochay and the Moirlanich Longhouse before arriving at Killin. A tour for the determined which can be rewarding with sightings of deer and other wildlife. This landscape offers good opportunities for photographers.

Red Deer, Glen Lyon

Red Deer, Glen Lyon, Scotland

Although lightly inhabited now, like many other Highland Glens, Glen Lyon was far more densely populated in the past, being home to communities of MacGregors, Menzies, Stewarts, MacNaughtons, MacGibbons and Campbells.

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