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Forth Railway Bridge

Black Isle from South Kessock


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Near Nivington Crags

Near Meikle Seggie

Gorse - Smells like coconut!

Newhill - L to Glenfarg

River Garry near Pitlochry

Tromie Bridge

Fresh snow in the Cairngorms


Overview Edinburgh to Inverness

We left Edinburgh following NCR1 (with minor variations), to and over the Forth Bridge to Cleish Mill Farm (about 56 km from Edinburgh) then turned off NCR1 going left (WNW) to Cleish. Then as follows:

  • We followed a path North for about 1/2 km to the B9097 turning left (WNW) along it for about 1 km then turning N along the lane by Wood of Coldrain and Burnbrae, turning E along the A 91 for about 1/2 km, then NNW along the lane to Dalqueich (for an excellent B&B). 

  • From Dalqueich we followed a series of lanes and paths through Meikle Seggie, Newhill to Glenfarg.   

  • From Glenfarg we went roughly North by paths passing; Lochelbank, Dron Hill, West Dron, then lanes to Bridge of Earn.

  • From Bridge of Earn we headed East on the lane towards Wallacetown, then into the Easter Moncreiffe park then following paths W by Moncreiffe Hill and out by Tarsappie Hill and into Perth on the West side of the River Tay.

  • From Perth we followed NCR77 through to Dunkeld then a track parallel to and East of the A9 then down to Guay to join NCR7 all the way to and beyond Kingussie to Tromie Bridge.

  • At Tromie Bridge we joined and followed the Badenoch Way (not marked on the 1:50K map but is on the 1:25K map. see Streetmap link) almost to Loch Alvie. We then followed the B9152 to Aviemore.

  • From Aviemore we followed the B9152 out of town until we got onto General Wade's Military Road (with difficulty at first). The Wade road eventually joined with NCR7 which we followed through Tomatin, then by Loch Moy. We turned off NCR7 to go back onto the Wade Road through Lynemore and all the way to Inverness.      

Portrait Oriented Photos

River Garry Near Blair Athol

Loch Garry

Near Dalwhinnie


'Secret Spot' Montage (on River Garry)

We left the lane through some scrub down a steep bank hoping for a quiet spot for a rest and found this unspoiled river 'paradise'. We hope it stays unspoiled.

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Also near Meikle Seggie

On the way top Glenfarg

Sign seen - Squirrels not seen!

Soldiers leap

At Killecrankie

Sluggan Bridge

Wade Military Rd - very wet!