Kinloch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, Perthshire

Kinloch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, Perthshire

Kinloch Rannoch is found 20 miles west of Pitlochry and 20 miles north west of Aberfeldy. It lies in a remarkably remote location at the east end of Loch Rannoch. What makes it remote is that the road through it continues west for just 18 miles to Rannoch Station before terminating on the edge of the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor.

Escape the City and Head for Kinloch Rannoch

Sitting on the banks of River Tummel, lying at the east end of Loch Rannoch is Kinloch Rannoch, situated 18 miles west of Pitlochry.  This fairly remote village with its small population is very popular to tourists seeking outdoor adventures in stunning scenery.  Whether you love nature trekking, mountain biking or a more sedate activity like fishing, Kinloch Rannoch has something for you.  With Loch Rannoch and River Tummel at its doorstep, water rafting is also one of the most popular activities in the area.

Kinloch Rannoch history

Like many parts of the highland, Kinloch Rannoch history is bloody.  Rannoch was ravaged during the Battle of Culloden, the final fight between the Jacobites and the British Government in 1745, when nearly 2,000 Scots were killed or wounded.  Many of the Jacobites rebels watched atop the crag while government soldiers destroyed their homes.  The Battle of Culloden finally led to the defeat of the Jacobites.  Fortunately, the violent Kinloch Rannoch history is way behind them and the village now enjoys a more tranquil and quiet existence.

Loch Rannoch, River Tummel and the 3,000 feet Carn Mairg mountain range give Kinloch Rannoch its dramatic background.  Driving the wooded roads along the shore of Loch Rannoch, with its wide expanse of blue water reflecting the sky and the woods around it, visitors can’t fail to feel in awe of its magnificent surrounding.

Kinloch Rannoch walks

Kinloch Rannoch walks are challenging but rewarding. The Rannoch Moor nearby, dotted with little lochs, islets and sandy bays, offers fantastic trails for ramblers.  When covered in fog and mist, and drenched in rain and lashed by high winds, the moor can be intimidating even for hardened walkers. But on crisp sunny days, Rannoch Moor rewards the walkers’ perseverance with beautiful views of the loch and the villages.  If you are fond of fishing, the moor’s loch is good for trout fishing, while the sandy bays and islets attract different variety of birds.  On good days, bird watchers may be able to spot black-throated diver, merganser and goosanders.  Curlew and red grouse also inhabits the heather slopes of the moor.

Kinloch Rannoch hotels

Although remote, Kinloch Rannoch hotels offer visitors with a wide range of facilities, including fitness centres and indoor swimming pools, making the area a great place to escape to when you are fed up of the city.


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