South View Pitlochry Atholl Road Live Cam

Have a look at Pitlochry live camera showing Pitlochry Atholl Road and views outdoor The Old Mill


Hosted by:
  • The Old Mill Inn
  • Mill Lane - Pitlochry
  • Perthshire PH16 5BH - United Kingdom
  • 01796 474020
  • [email protected]

Scenery from Pitlochry and the Perthshire area in Scotland

With four international airports and three major ferryports to choose from, getting to Scotland couldn't be easier. Conveniently located close to major cities, travel facilities are modern, are regularly upgraded and attract major carriers from Ireland, North America and the Continent.

Walkers in Scotland will find plenty of accommodation throughout the country with an especially warm welcome - in fact, over 1,000 establishments provide special facilities for walkers in the Walkers Welcome Scheme. They ensure that each one meets the standards set for facilities and service, for comfort and cleanliness. Self-catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hostels, holiday-home parks and hotels - all are awarded one to five stars, making it easier for you to make the choice as to which is the right place for you.

Part of the appeal of walking in Scotland lies in the diversity of the seasons and in the changing weather. Drifting mist and shifting clouds give a dramatic and ethereal quality to the landscape. Bright sunshine reveals unforgettable panoramic views. The onset of Autumn exposes a technicolour coat of vivid colour and the clear light of spring emphasises rich green hues on the land and stunning blues of water and sky. When your out, look for our wonderful wildlife, seeing them in their indigenous habitat is a fabulous experience!

As with all travel, you are advised to take out suitable insurance cover before leaving home and your travel agent can advise you on this matter. However, holidaymakers who become ill while in Scotland are eligible for free emergency treatment at any National Health Service Accident and Emergency hospital department. This applies to travellers from the European Community and elsewhere.

Perthshire boasts a wealth of challenging courses to test the game of even the most experienced golfer. With over thirty courses, from sweeping parkland to rolling heath, this is the perfect place to indulge your hobby - and to experience Perthshire's spectacular scenery. A beginner or an old hand, Perthshire's amazing variety of courses means there is something to suit everyone. Imagine being able to simply step from your hotel onto a glorious championship course - as you can at the world famous Gleneagles course. You might prefer to seek out one of the area's less well known gems, picking up tips from the club's professional, and enjoying the surroundings. Or why not try one of the two "passport style" golf tickets which offer a great value way to sample a variety of courses. With so many courses to choose from, you rarely need to book ahead. So, whatever time of year you visit, you can simply keep your clubs in the back of the car, and head to the next course.

With its many lochs and rivers, Perthshire is a heaven on earth for keen fishermen and anglers. Most famous of the area's rivers is the Tay, one of Europe's finest salmon rivers. There is equally challenging fishing to be had on less well known rivers such as the Ericht, the Isla, the Almond and the Braan where there are superb opportunities to fish for salmon, trout, perch, roach, pike and grayling. Several local hotels provide guests with access to private beats where you can spend a day enjoying exclusive fishing and peace and quiet. If still water fishing is your passion,Perthshire is studded with dozens of small lochans and larger lochs including Loch Leven, Loch Earn and Loch Rannoch. Whether you are looking for brown trout, perch, sea trout or salmon, any of Perthshire's Tourist Information Offices can provide information on local fishing waters, seasons, and where to obtain a permit.

There's no better way to make the most of Perthshire's winter snowfall than to take to the slopes. Glenshee's ski area covers three valleys, and is home to Britain's largest network of tows and lifts. So, you spend less time queueing, and more time enjoying the area's fantastic skiing opportunities. Glenshee provides excellent facilities together with a varied ski area to suit all abilities - children, beginners, intermediates or experienced skiers. And, if you would like to try something a little different, why not try snow-boarding? Glenshee's wide pistes are the perfect spot to master this increasingly popular sport, in the company of trained instructors. Nordic or cross-country skiing makes an energetic and enjoyable alternative to down-hill skiing. It's great fun, and it's a good way to see some of Perthshire's beautiful scenery. Winding through Glenisla forest, there are 40km of forest trails waiting to be explored on skis.

Whether you are a novice water skier or an experienced sailor, there's no shortage of opportunities to take to the water in Perthshire. Team up with friends and experience the exhilaration of running the white water of the River Tay - experienced instructors are with you all the way, and all the equipment you need is supplied. There's gentler rafting further down the river or, if you prefer, you can take to a jet ski, water skis or a power boat at Loch Earn. If you prefer the peace and quiet of just wind and water, try canoeing or kayaking, sailing or wind-surfing. Our water sports centres always have trained instructors on hand. Whether you enjoy adventurous water sports or the gentler pursuits of swimming and paddling with the children in the clear waters of our lochs, Perthshire provides the ideal surroundings, for the perfect day out.

Whether you choose to spectate or to take part in this magnificent sport, Perthshire offers the opportunity to enjoy the art of falconry in unmatched surroundings. Should you wish to experience the sport at closer hand, you may do so at Lands of Finderlie where individuals or larger, corporate parties can enjoy the unique experience of handling and hunting these magnificent birds. You will be given the opportunity to watch gun dogs at work, and to watch flying displays of falcons, hawks and even a golden eagle. Depending on your individual preference, you may learn to handle a hawk, and to spend time actually hunting the birds over dogs, on some of the area's finest estates, and in the company of highly experienced handlers.

One of the best ways to appreciate Perthshire's dramatic and varied scenery, is to leave the car behind and travel on foot for a while - especially since this area is the warmest and driest in the Highlands. Depending on how energetic you feel, you may take a quiet woodland walk, venture onto the gentle slopes around Pitlochry or head for the Ochil Hills, and enjoy the glorious views of Perthshire. Explore the Birks of Aberfeldy that inspired Burns to write his famous poem. Take the Birnam Circular Walk along the Tay, past The Hermitage and to the top of Birnam Hill. Stroll along the new riverside walk by the Ericht at Blairgowrie, follow Crieff's Heritage and Nature trails, take an "osprey-spotting" ramble to Loch of the Lowes or learn the secrets of Ben Lawers - Scotland's highest mountain - at the visitor centre and nature trail. You can even join a guided walk that crosses Perthshire from Rannoch Moor to the Spittal of Glenshee.

Perthshire could have been made for horse riding. The landscape is perfect for it and there are many excellent stables in the area. If you are a beginner, you will find ample opportunity to learn with expert tuition. You can join a group and enjoy a gentle trek on a quiet pony or, if you are more experienced, take off for a hack across moorland and rolling hills. Trotting across open grassland, taking a gentle canter through a wooded glade or galloping across a country park - Perthshire's wide open spaces, and varied scenery makes this the perfect area for riding. If you enjoy watching equestrian events, then make a point of visiting the international three day event at Blair Castle in August or spend a day at the races at Scone, near Perth.