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Lochs and Braes to Loch Ordie

A picturesque walk of easy gradients among the Atholl Estate through rolling hills and lochs above the ancient highland town of Dunkeld. The route from the Cally Loch car park follows established tracks and paths through woodland to Dowally Loch and Raor Lodge and then across more open moorland to Loch Ordie and the cairn on the site where Queen Victoria stopped to admire the views. There is ample opportunity to stop and enjoy the countryside with a good chance of seeing abundant wildlife including Deer, Black Grouse, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, and evidence of Beaver to name but a few. Our return route follows the eastern side of Loch Ordie past the Sancta Crux Well, the flank of Deuchary Hill through moor and woodlands and a return to Cally Loch.
Walk date:
Saturday 17th July, 2021
Walk leader:
Chris McIntosh
Walk start time:
9:00 am
Walk end time:
3:00 pm (estimated)
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
19 km / 450 m / 320 m
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.
Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

Walk duration - 6 hours

For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.

1. Risk.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.

2. Children.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.

3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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