Ardtalnaig Glen, Ardtalnaig, Perthshire, Scotland

Ardtalnaig Glen, Ardtalnaig, Perthshire, Scotland

Going north east lands us on the northern shores of Loch Tay with this view of its southern side. In terms of terrain, there is a contrast between the sides of the loch: the northern side gets the Munros and the main road east from Killin while the other shore gets lower hills and a far hillier single track version with a smattering of passing places. There is a certain irony to that and it is something to consider if you ever circumnavigate the loch by bicycle like I have. Incidentally, the Rob Roy Way hugs the hills that we see here before allowing two route options, one longer than the other. The longer one heads through that glen you see heading into the hills and onto Amulree before the trail then heads north west to Aberfeldy. The shorter version takes a more direct route to Aberfeldy, saving a day of walking. As they say, the choice is yours.

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