Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Discover the site of one of the goriest battles in Jacobite history. Once the main route between the Highlands and the Lowlands, it is now a rich conservation area. Admire the views, marvel at the 18ft-wide Soldier’s Leap, and learn about the history, geology and wildlife at the visitor centre.
Start your visit at the visitor centre, where you can learn more about the fascinating geology, wildlife and history of the area, and its famous battle. A short walk will take you to Soldier’s Leap – the spot where a Redcoat soldier leapt 18ft across the raging River Garry, fleeing the Jacobites. If you continue on the path for around a mile you’ll reach the southern end of the Pass of Killiecrankie, where a footbridge crosses the River Garry. The views from the bridge are particularly spectacular in autumn, when the landscape is ablaze with rich shades of red and gold.
During wet spells, look out for leaping salmon at the falls beneath the Soldier’s Leap. Spot lots of wildlife in the area, including red squirrels, woodpeckers and pine martens. Look out for unusual fungi – the Pass is a hot spot for rare mushrooms and toadstools.
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