Loch Rannoch

Perth & Kinross | Kinloch Rannoch | Loch | ★★★

[Loch Rannoch from the north bank, Schiehallion in the background]

At 10 miles long and up to 130 metres deep, Loch Rannoch is easily the biggest of several lochs which lie in a ribbon along the Tummel river basin. As well as the usual Highland pursuits of fishing and boating, the area is famous for the classic view of Schiehallion, which appears as a perfect conical peak from this direction (particularly from the north bank), most unlike the lumpy profile visible from the actual hill path. A leisurely 23-mile cycle ride around the shoreline is a popular summer excursion, perhaps with an extension to the end-of-the-world Rannoch Station, several miles further west. But our favourite way to admire the sparkling waters has to be from a hike up Craig Varr: a knobbly crag close to the foot of the loch.

[View from the east end]

Location & info

📌 Loch Rannoch ★★★
Perth & Kinross, G.R.: NN 594577 ///built.relate.book
Always open | Free

💬 Roads encircle the loch, with several car parks and laybys (many unsignposted). Follow local parking restrictions.

[East bank]

[North bank]

[Schiehallion is well seen from the road along the north bank]


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