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Aberfeldy to Fortingall

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  • Fortingall Church
    / Fortingall Church
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 Scenic walk towards Loch Tay and over Drummond Hill finnishing at Fortingall Hotel.
difficult
Distance 21.9 km
7:00 h
651 m
629 m
384 m
103 m

The Birks of Aberfeldy are the first of many highlights on an action packed day to Fortingall. Following footpaths and farm roads you soon reach Kenmore at the head of Loch Tay. History buffs shouldn’t miss the Scottish Crannog centre or alternatoivey the Kenmore Hotel, one of many claimants to the title of Scotland’s oldest inn. Leaving Kenmore the route climbs over Drummond Hill, rewarding with expansive views of Loch Tay.

The hamlet of Fortingall is famous for having the oldest [Yew]  tree in Scotland and is reputedly the birth place of Pontius Pilate - the son of a Roman Legionary and a local girl.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
384 m
Lowest point
103 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSCTC

Start

Aberfeldy (102 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 85441 49020
DD
56.618992, -3.868455
DMS
56°37'08.4"N 3°52'06.4"W
UTM
30V 446706 6275312
w3w 
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Destination

Fortingall

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional turn-by-turn route notes. We are have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 85441 49020
DD
56.618992, -3.868455
DMS
56°37'08.4"N 3°52'06.4"W
UTM
30V 446706 6275312
w3w 
///directly.turns.forehand
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.9 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
651 m
Descent
629 m
Highest point
384 m
Lowest point
103 m

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