Linn of Tummel
Linn of Tummel
A beautiful area of Perthshire woodland surrounds the junction of the Rivers Tummel and Garry next to the Killiecrankie estate. Walk through pleasant mixed woodland to waterfalls where the swift-flowing Tummel tumbles down to join the Garry near Pitlochry.
The National Trust for Scotland maintains 56 acres of woodland, with a circular walk passing through lovely scenery as it follows the course of the River Garry to its junction with the Tummel. At the junction of the rivers is an old fish-pass, built in 1910 for fish to traverse a series of waterfalls on the River Tummel. On a small point jutting out into the river is a memorial obelisk commemorating the visit here by Queen Victoria in 1844. A 20 minute walk up the River Tummel from the memorial brings you to a small suspension bridge known as the Coronation Bridge.

The walk passes through oak woods where spring flowers bloom under the forest canopy. There are nesting boxes for goosanders to encourage them to settle beside the river. The woodland is probably at its best in Autumn, when the trees are a riot of rich colours.

The best place to access the Linn of Tummel is from the council car park at Garry Bridge (OS: NN912609) on the B8019, at the south end of the Pass of Killiecrankie. From the bridge you can get excellent views of Killiecrankie, but the trail to the Tummel Falls passes underneath the bridge and follows the course of the river south for less than a mile to the junction of the rivers. You can explore the waterfalls and then either retrace your steps or follow the trail in a loop that takes you to Coronation Bridge, then brings you back to the B8019. An OS map is useful but not essential, especially if you opt to simply walk to the falls and return by the same riverside route.