Pitlochry and its surrounding area are renowned for beautiful places to walk and every corner you turn will reveal a spectacular view, whatever the time of year. One of the most magnificent viewpoints, however, is from the summit of Ben-y-vrackie, after which our B&B is named. This mountain, although not quite a munro (which needs to be 1,000m high to qualify), stands 841m high and can be seen from miles around.
Reaching the summit is a relatively easy walk, taking about two hours each way at a leisurely pace and the path is well maintained most of the way up. Starting from a small car-park just outside the pretty village of Moulin, the first (short) part of the walk takes you up a steep, wooded gully alongside a fast-flowing burn. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find pretty wildflowers, raspberries and brambles.
The trail then opens out onto moorland where you might spot buzzards hovering above, or hare and deer. This part of the walk is much flatter and takes you up to a lochan (a small loch) at roughly the half way point, where you could stop for a picnic. Parts of the surrounding landscape have been designated as areas of Special Scientific Interest and are haven for botanists and ornithologists and, in recent years, a number of geocaches have been hidden on the hillside.
From the lochan to the top, the walk gets a little steeper again and the path is quite rocky but, when you reach the summit, the view is reward enough for your exertions! Standing by the cairn, on a clear day, you can see for miles in all directions, taking in Schiehallion and Ben Vorlich to the west, the Tummel valley to the south and Pitlochry, just below, looking like a toy village.
Do please remember that it’s advisable to go prepared for sudden changes in weather.
Our bedrooms are individually decorated and well equipped with all of the modern amenities.
Enjoy your morning in our light and bright breakfast room with spectacular views of the Tummel Valley.
The local area offers visitors many fine places & attractions to visit as well as the 'Theatre in the Hills'