Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch
Distance – 76 Miles/122 Kms
This route passes five very different lochs. The scenery surrounding them is quite beautiful and gradually becomes wilder moving westwards, from the wooded slopes around Loch Faskally to the bleak moorland of Loch Eigheach at Rannoch Station. From Pitlochry a lovely undulating road takes you along the south shores of Loch Tummel then turns left to climb up towards to mighty Schiehallion. The road turns off to sweep down past the mountain to ease you into the Rannoch area. Another lovely winding road takes you along the south side of Loch Rannoch and we highly recommend stopping to walk through the ancient oaks and Scots Pines in Carie Woods. Once you reach the end of Loch Rannoch it’s a one way road that leads you to Rannoch Station with its lively tea room situated right on the train station platform.
Re-trace your drive back to Loch Rannoch but now follow the north road along the Loch with Schiehallion ahead of you in the distance for much of the way. The pretty village of Rannoch Station has a hotel and cafe. A most magnificent drive awaits you on your way to Loch Tummel. The much photographed Queen’s View is worth stopping at, with its visitor centre and of course famous view. From there take a pause before you cross the Garry Bridge high above the River Garry, the views from the bridge are breathtaking, and from here you head back to base at Knockendarroch.