Walk: Kenmore Hill - Loch Tay vista
|[View across Loch Tay from the lower part of the route]|
Kenmore Hill isn't really a proper hill at all - it's really just a minor bulge on the northern slopes of higher Meall a' Choire Chreagaich. However it offers wonderful views across Loch Tay with the mighty Ben Lawers ridge beyond, and the Bolfracks Estate have created a network of waymarked paths which make a circular walk possible through a mixture of woodland and open ground. Access to the car park will probably be quickest from the north, but the long drive through lonely Glen Quaich to the south is quite exciting.
|[Morning inversion above the River Tay, seen from the walk start]|
Name: Walk: Kenmore Hill - Loch Tay vista ★★★☆☆
Length: 5 km / 3 miles
Ascent: 220 metres
Main summits: Kenmore Hill / Creag an Fhùdair (515 metres)
Start / finish: Car park just off minor road 2 miles south of Kenmore, G.R.: NN 786446 / engage certainly engaging
Anything else? Access road to car park is a rough track which could be tricky for low clearance vehicles.
Route: Car park - Kenmore Hill - path curves south, then west, then north to join Queen's Drive at NN 778445 - minor road back to start. Route marked in red on a board in the car park and, mostly, on the hill.
Terrain: Good paths with a few wet sections; last sections on track and minor road.
Wildlife today: Just a few birds.
Weather today: Mostly sunny above some valley cloud which later cleared. Temperature just above freezing with a dusting of new snow on higher hills. A couple of wintry showers around and some hill fog, but not overhead.
|[Cloud lowers over Ben Lawers' ridge during a passing shower]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands