The Queen’s View
Only a few miles from Pitlochry down the stunning Loch Tummel road is an incredible viewpoint known as the Queen’s View. Apparently named after Queen Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce over 700 years ago. A short path leads from the car park to the Queens View viewpoint. The path has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now considered wheelchair accessible.
The view itself is extensive, taking in the whole of Loch Tummel, Schiehallion (3553ft) and at a distance of about 50 miles the mountains of Glencoe. Well worth a visit on a clear day.
There are a couple of nice short walks in the Allean Forest accessed from just down the road from the Queen’s View.
For a longer drive, carry on past the Queen’s View to Kinloch Rannoch, around Loch Rannoch, past the remote Rannoch Station and Schiehallion, up and over to Aberfeldy and eventually back to Pitlochry. It is a stunning drive with super loch and mountain views, loads of wildlife and numerous well mapped walks. This loop is roughly the same route as the tremendously popular Etape Caledonia Pitlochry road cycle race held annually in Highland Perthshire. If you do go for this longer loop make sure you check out Highland Safaris in Dull – all sorts of fun with an excellent little cafe.