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Outdoor adventure around Perthshire

Queens View

Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire, and it's the area's most popular visitor attraction. Just one look is enough to tell you why.
When Queen Victoria visited in 1866, she assumed that the sweeping view west along Loch Tummel was named after her – but she was wrong. Historians consider that the view was really named after Isabella, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived more than 500 years earlier.
Today, you too can enjoy views fit for a queen – along with a nice cup of tea at the café. Pick out some gifts at the well-stocked shop and relax before exploring the nearby forests.


Pass of Killiecrankie

The Pass of Killiecrankie is part of Scotland's ancient oak and mixed deciduous woodlands. With its outstanding natural beauty this Perthshire gorge is a favourite sightseeing stop. You can learn about the pass, and the famous Battle of Killiecrankie. The Pass of Killiecrankie is on the Pitlochry Walks route maps, which are available in Pitlochry Visitor Centre and shops around the area.

The Pass of Killiecrankie (Gaelic: Coille Chneagaidh meaning 'Wood of Shimmering Aspen'), is famous for its autumn colours, one of the best views is from the Garry Bridge looking north up the pass to Schiehallion.
Soldier's Leap' - a short walk from the Pass of Killiecrankie Visitor Centre is the viewpoint known as Soldiers Leap, the spot where a government soldier, Donald MacBean, fleeing for his life, made a spectacular 18ft leap over the River Garry. Despite losing his shoe on the way across, he survived and escaped, later becoming a prize fighter and writing a book. You can safely try to jump the distance yourself in the stone circle outside the visitor centre.

 The Pass of Killiecrankie is run by the National Trust for Scotland and is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) site, with amazing rock formations and a diverse array of fungi, flora & fauna. 
 The Killiecrankie pass visitor centre is Free Entry, but minimal car parking charges apply to non National Trust Members, helping to contribute to the cost of maintaining and running the centre, its paths and ranger service. The Visitor Centre is Open from Easter to the end of October each year. The car park is open all year round.

Pitlochry Fish Ladder

The ladder was constructed as a result of a 1943 Act of Parliament which laid a duty of care on the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board to preserve fish stocks in the waterways encompassing its power schemes. The form and design were created by the fish biologist John Berry.
It was completed in 1951 alongside the dam for the hydro-electric power station as part of the Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme and was installed in 1952. It was the first of its type in Scotland. 
The fish ladder consists of 34 separate pools, each 50 cm higher than the last and covering a distance of 310 metres. Each pool has a 1 m opening below the water level to allow the fish to pass to the next pool; a continuous flow of water maintains the water level in the pools. 
The dam and fish ladder are well signposted from the village centre.


Nae Limits Outdoor Adventure

For information on what’s on with Nae Limits call 01796 482600. Their activity centres include white water rafting, paintball, bungee jumping, clay pigeon shooting to mention but a few. Nae Limits have 12 locations in the Perthshire area so you should find something to get the adrenaline pumping.

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