Perthshire’s woodlands are hard to beat for beauty – but take the short, steep climb (407m) to the top of Craigower and you’ll be amazed by the panoramic views.
The glassy pools of Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch lie still, while in the distant west rise the stately peaks of Glencoe.
At 407m (1,335ft) it's less challenging than a Munro, but the climb to the top of Craigower is worth the effort as open heathland with a scattering of Scots pine and juniper gives the summit panoramic vistas. Further below, the scattered Scots pine trees are home to rare butterflies in the summer months. Scramble around the lower levels or take a deep breath and go for the peak.
This site is locally important for butterflies, with 14 species recorded including the Green Hairstreak in spring and Scotch Argus in the late summer. On a clear day the stunning view takes in the Tummel and Rannoch lochs and the distant hills of Glencoe.
Craigower is 1.5 miles N of Pitlochry
On the Pitlochry footpath network. 6 mile circuit from Pitlochry car parks, 3 miles from Craigower car park.
Nearest station Pitlochry Road: Off A924 at Moulin