Glen Tilt and the Falls of Tarf
Glen Tilt is a cracker of a Glen running north from Blair Atholl for about 30km deep into the Cairngorm National Park. With the mountain range of Beinn a Ghlo to the east and the fantastic River Tilt running along side you all the way, this is a superb day out on foot or by bike and is a favourite of ours at Knockendarroch.
The path largely consists of a landrover track as there are three or four remote Atholl Estates lodges up the glen, so progress is smooth. By bike, the 20km to the Falls of Tarf can be made with relative ease. The Falls of Tarf was made famous as a favourite spot of Queen Victoria and consists of a stunning set of cascading waterfalls with a suspension footbridge crossing. It always amazes me that a suspension bridge of this quality has been built 20km from the nearest road!
The more adventurous can continue up the glen from Tarf and a footpath route will take you on to White Bridge and eventually (the next day), to Braemar, or through Lairig Ghru to the Rothiemurchus Estate and Aviemore. That is one on the ‘to do’ list for me.