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The Fairy Hill - Schiehallion

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Braes of Foss Car Park

Braes of Foss

Pitlochry

PH16 5NN

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A great day out on Schiehallion (1083m) - the "fairy hill of the Caledonians" - a famous Munro with an interesting story to tell.

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Join Perthshire Treks on this great day out on Schiehallion - the "fairy hill of the Caledonians".

Meet your guide and other walkers at the Braes of Foss car park at 10.00 am, where we will check kit and discuss plans for the day. From here we will walk along a good path up the shoulder of the mountain and on to the upper slopes. There are some interesting stories to tell about "the fairy hill of the Caledonians" including an early experiment to measure the mass of the Earth, the invention of contour lines and, more recently, its ownership by the John Muir Trust. On a good day, the hill can offer great views in all directions.

Schiehallion is a special place and to help support its future management, we will donate 50% of our net income from this walk to the John Muir Trust!

The Braes of Foss car park is a bit off the beaten track. The car park is on the south side of a minor road between the B846 and Kinloch Rannoch. From the B846 between Aberfeldy and Tummel Bridge, head west along a road signposted for Schiehallion for 2½ miles. From Kinloch Rannoch, head south-east along the road signposted for Schiehallion for 6½ miles.

The walk is 10 km with a total ascent of 750m and will take 5-6 hours. The walk is graded as very strenuous. The walk follows a good path most of the way up. On the higher slopes there is a large boulder field that we will need to cross. This is a high mountain day, reaching a height of 1083m, and the weather can change a lot as we gain height. It's very important that you come prepared with warm clothing, waterproof gear, good walking boots and food and water to last the day. You can find out more about what you need to bring with you by visiting our website (www.perthshiretreks.scot/events). People under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sorry, but no dogs.

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Pitlochry

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