• Photo of Path to the Hermitage/Braan Path (Escocia)
  • Photo of Path to the Hermitage/Braan Path (Escocia)
  • Photo of Path to the Hermitage/Braan Path (Escocia)
  • Photo of Path to the Hermitage/Braan Path (Escocia)
  • Photo of Path to the Hermitage/Braan Path (Escocia)
  • Photo of Path to the Hermitage/Braan Path (Escocia)

Moving time  one hour 47 minutes

Time  2 hours 10 minutes

Coordinates 1384

Uploaded August 21, 2019

Recorded August 2019

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near Dunkeld, Scotland (United Kingdom)

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Path to the Hermitage / Braan Path Scotland. North of Edinburgh, near the town of Dunkeld, you have one of Scotland's most beautiful forests, The Hermitage. Part of its beauty is due to the tributaries of the Tay River running through the grove. Its fame began in the eighteenth century, at which time it was valued as an ideal recreational place for nature and landscape lovers.
Some of their routes were designed by the Dukes of Atholl in that century, turning The Hermitage into a pleasant walk. As soon as you pass Dunkeld you will see the parking signs and the information panels with the different routes. The Dunkeld Hermitage trail starts very close to the parking lot (£ 3 per car). You can choose between three main routes, all circular: one of 2.5 km (one hour), one route of 6.5 km (2 hours) and one of 8 km (2 hours and a half).
If we follow the path that winds parallel to the Braan River, you can admire, depending on the time of the year, the salmon that climb upstream to spawn. All this under the shadow of alders, willows, ash trees, beech trees and, above all, Douglas fir trees. The latter are the trees that have the honor of being the tallest in the entire United Kingdom with more than 60 meters high.
If you finally decide to visit it, we recommend two unique enclaves among such nature: The Ossian's Hall, also called the Hall of Mirrors; and the Ossian's Cave, the poet's Cave. The first is a viewpoint that is next to the bridge. It was built in 1757 to admire the waterfalls of the Braan River and was decorated with mirrors and paintings. Today it is renovated and is a must see. The poet's cave is much simpler. It is only a stone building built in that same century and whose beauty has more to do with the green mantle that surrounds it.
This forest, after so many centuries dazzling the natives, has become a claim for tourists. It is protected under the Scottish National Trust protection figure. (Description obtained from travelporescocia.com)

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