Loch Tummel is a long narrow loch in Perthshire, 6 miles (9.6 km) west of Pitlochry.
The area around the River Tummel and Loch Tummel is known as Strathtummel and is one of the most beautiful parts of Perthshire’s ‘Big Tree Country’, with ever changing colours throughout the seasons and a great choice of walks, cycle routes and places to relax.
Set high above Loch Tummel is the Queens View, one of the most famous viewpoints in Scotland. The panorama west to the peak of Schiehallion and Rannoch Moor is breathtaking and the viewpoint can be accessed throughout the year, thanks to a nearby Forestry Commission car park and well maintained footpath. Visitors can also enjoy the facilities at the Queens View Visitor Centre, which is a focal point for the Tay Forest Park and has an excellent audio-visual film, tearoom, forest shop and toilets.
There are a number of Forestry Commission waymarked walking and cycling routes through Allean Forest on the hillside, just west of the Queens View. The trails provide magnificent views of Loch Tummel and the surrounding countryside, with plenty of historical and wildlife interest along the way.
To get closer to the loch, a leisurely cycle along the quiet, scenic south shore road is worthwhile.