Hare Bells, Loch Tay, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dunkeld, central Scotland and embarked on a tour as follows:

First to nearby Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve where we spent about one hour watching the bird life with focus on a family of Ospreys. Other birds spotted included Great Crested Grebe, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Pheasant, Mallard Ducks and many more.

Popular Bird Feeder at Loch of the Lowes

Pheasant at Loch of the Lowes

Osprey Chick at Loch of the Lowes

Loch of the Lowes, Scotland

Next, back to Dunkeld and then to Amulree where navigated a remote, single track road through Glen Quaich in Highland Perthshire to Kenmore at northern end of Loch Tay.

Road to Glen Quaich, Scotland.

Glen Quaich Drive-1

Glen Quaich Drive-2

Glen Quaich Drive-3

Glen Quaich Drive-4

From Kenmore we went to nearby Acharn which we used as a base for a hike which took about 90 minutes to view the Falls of Acharn with views also of Ben Lawers (mountain) and Loch Tay (lake).

Acharn Burn (stream)

Falls of Acharn, Kenmore, Scotland

Kenmore and Loch Tay (north)

After concluding our hike we drove along the south bank of Loch Tay to Killin where we stopped for lunch and viewed the impressive Falls of Dochart at entrance to the village.

Falls of Dochart at Killin, Scotland

Falls of Dochart at Killin, Scotland

Next, we drove through Killin and joined a minor road (single track) which traversed more spectacular scenery in the Glen Lyon region culminating in a stop at the village of Fortingall to view the ancient yew tree next to the church. As an organism this tree is believed to be about 3000 years old ranking it the oldest in Europe.

Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland

Glen Lyon, Scotland

Fotingall Yew, Perthshire, Scotland

Finally, we returned to Dunkeld via Aberfeldy  with a short stop to view the white water activities centre on the River Tay at Grandtully.

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