A lovely walk through coniferous and deciduous woodland and open pasture, on the way to Loch of the Lowes. Use the hides at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s visitor centre to sneak a peek in season at overwintering geese, ducks including goldeneye and the striking, head shaking courtship of the great crested grebe. A camera provides live and recorded images of the famous osprey nest in season and other local wildlife.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Park at Loch of Lowes car park. Follow the path heading southeast parallel to C429 until you see a path on your right hand side.
(1) Turn right here and stay on the left at the next fork. Follow this path until you arrive at Brae Street.
(2) Turn right into Brae Street.
(3) At Bridge Street/Atholl Street, turn right. Later, this street becomes Dunkeld Road and then, Blairgowrie Road, which are both usually busy.
(4) After the post office, turn left. Continue on this path until the first intersection of paths, where you go right. At the next intersection, go right, and almost immediately, right again. Keep going south to rejoin A923.
(5) At Dunkel Road, turn left for about 300 metres. When you see the main path on your right, take it. Take care as the path crosses the busy A923.
(6) After you pass the car park, turn left. Keep following the main path until you are back at the Loch of Lowes Path you used at the beginning of the walk. There, turn left and retrace your step to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 348ft - Loch of Lowes car park
1 : mi 0.29 - alt. 358ft - Path
2 : mi 1.23 - alt. 302ft - Brae Street
3 : mi 1.68 - alt. 187ft - Bridge Street/Atholl Street
4 : mi 2.25 - alt. 302ft - Post office
5 : mi 3.09 - alt. 361ft - Dunkel Road
6 : mi 3.52 - alt. 459ft - Car park
D/A : mi 4.64 - alt. 344ft - Loch of Lowes car park
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Global average : 2/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 2/5
Routemap quality : 1/5
Walk interest : 3/5
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Global average : 2 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Disappointing
Routemap quality : Very disappointing
Walk interest : Average
The first part into Dunkeld is interesting and easy to follow. However, the description from Dunkeld for the return walk is completely misleading. You have to walk some way out of town before turning right onto the Blairgowrie Road and then find the Cally Car Park, which isn't mentioned in the walk description. On the day, we couldn't decipher the description so returned by the first part of the route. Needs to be re-written carefully. Unless you possess a proper GPS device, those waypoints are useless. As for the "busy road", suicidal might be a better choice.
The walk, 90% of which is on quiet country roads, on a good day offers truly brilliant country views. Many splendid views across extensive farmlands and on the latter half across the Tay Valley, the Tay Road bridge and towards the Earn river Valley.
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