Blackwoods of Rannoch – A Tour of the Wilderness

£390.00

The price for this tour is per group of travellers which is up to 5 adults. Pickup from your accommodation or choice of venue.

A stunning trip into the wilderness that is Rannoch Moor and a walk in the ancient Black Woods of Rannoch. This tour takes in some of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland.

See the detailed Scottish Highland tour itinerary below for more information.

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All about the Blackwoods of Rannoch – A Tour of the Wilderness.
Itinerary

First stop will be the famous Queen’s View at Loch Tummel. This stunning scene takes in the loch itself, the iconic mountain of Schiehallion and on a clear day the mountains of Glencoe can be seen in the distance.

From here we will head on the ‘Road to the Isles” towards Loch Rannoch. The loch itself is 15km (9 miles) long and reaches a depth of 134m (443ft). As we wind our way up the North side of the loch the scenery becomes more and more barren and remote until eventually we will reach the oasis of ‘civilisation’ which is Rannoch Station. It is here that the world famous West Highland Line begins its traverse of the barren – and often bleak – Rannoch Moor. This truly is a lonely place.

We will retrace our steps back to Gaur Bridge where there is an old barracks which was constructed in 1746 to garrison English troops to oversee the local Clans (particularly the Robertsons) following the Jacobite uprising of 1744. From here we will head down the South side of Loch Rannoch until we reach the ‘Black Woods of Rannoch’. This area of native forest is a magical place that has been here since the ice sheet retreated at the end of the ice age. It has a remarkable ‘other world’ feel with trees thought to be around 400 years old. It supports a wide variety of birds and mammals including the elusive capercaillie, pine martins and red squirrels. There are a variety of walks, from leisurely to strenuous which allow you to experience this unique area to its full.

From here we will continue our journey past the base of the mighty Schiehallion (1083m 3,553ft) which due to its isolation and symmetrical shape was used in 1774 in an experiment to measure the density of the earth. We will break to take in the views of the southern Cairngorms at an old lime kiln before heading into the Tay valley and the town of Aberfeldy, where you can stop for some retail therapy from the local craft shops a well-earned refreshment.

We will head back towards Perth via a steep climb which takes us up to around 400m (1300ft) and affords wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. From here it’s all downhill following the tumbling River Braan into the pretty riverside town of Dunkeld with its picturesque bridge and ancient cathedral.

All too soon it will be time to return to your starting point with some fantastic memories and hopefully, pictures to match.

Throughout the trip, we will stop at a variety of viewpoints and areas of interest so you can stretch your legs and admire the beauty of the area and the quality of good Scottish fresh air.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Exclusive use of Landrover Discovery Sport vehicle and driver/tour guide for up to 6
  • Refreshments during the day – still/sparkling water
  • Use of binoculars
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Admission charges to visited attractions
  • Cost of lunch – we will book lunch if requested.
    (We can also supply a local produce picnic at cost)
  1. Day1 Arrival at Location

    08.00am pick up from your residence and outline plan for the day

    08.30am-12.30 – tour

    12.30-13.30 – lunch

    13.30-16.30 – tour

    17.00 – return to your residence

    The timings are flexible to allow for walk, coffee breaks, photography etc.

  2. Day2 Scenic Tour of City

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  3. Day3 Cultural Minglings

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  4. Day4 Get to Know Country

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  5. Day5 Ride the Elephant

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  6. Day6 Discover the Sectrets

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  7. Day7 Wild Adventure Begins

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  8. Day8 Leave with Memory

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Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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• Each tour has opportunities to get out and stretch your legs so bring suitable walking shoes – full on boots are not necessary.
• It is Scotland so bring a waterproof jacket.
• A small backpack would be useful (I have some spares)
• Camera and binoculars are useful
• There are opportunities for some retail therapy so cards/cash could be useful.

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