to Inverness. BLAIR ATHOLL. 73. Route. 561
"Atholl Hydropathic; Pitlochry Hydropathic; Rail. Rfmt Stall), a.
favourite summer-resort, in the midst of pretty scenery, is an ad¬
mirable excursion-centre. To the right rises Ben Vrackie (2755 ft.).
From Pitlochry to Rannoch Station, 39 M., coach daily in 7 hrs.
(fare 15s.); also mail-cart daily to (14 M.) Tummel Bridge (3s. 6d.). This fine
drive leads via (3 M.) Garry Bridge, whence the "Falls of the Tummel may
be visited, to (7 M.) the Queen's View, at the E. end of "Loch Tummel
(whence pedestrians may return by the S. bank of the Tummel). The coach
then skirts the N. shore of the loch to (14 M.) Tummel Bridge (hotel), where
a road strikes off N. to Struan (see below) and S. to Aberfeldy (p. 560).
The finely-shaped mountain to the S.W. is Schiehallion (3545 ft.). The
road ascending the Tummel goes on to (21 M.) Kinloch Rannoch (Bun Ran¬
noch; Dunalastair; Loch Rannoch), at the E. end of Loch Rannoch, which
is 11 M. long. The road follows the N. bank. 39 M. Rannoch Station (p. 549).
Another road leads from Pitlochry via (1 M.) Moulin (hotel) to (I21/2 M.)
Kirkmichael (mail-cart daily) and (19V2 M.) Bridge of Cally (p. 550), where it
joins the Braemar road. — The 'Pass of Killiecrankie (see below), near the
confluence of the Tummel and the Garry, is seen to greatest advantage by
drivers or walkers from Pitlochry (41/2 M.). — A good walk may be taken
from Pitlochry over the hills to (4 M.) Grandtully (p. 560) and (10 M.)
Aberfeldy (p. 560).
Beyond Pitlochry the train passes through the wooded *Pass
of Killiecrankie, where the troops of William III. were defeated
in 1689 by the Jacobites under Viscount Dundee. The spot on
which Dundee (Claverhouse) fell is still pointed out. — 3274 M.
3574 M. Blair Atholl (* Atholl Arms, R. 4s., D. 4s. Gd.; *Tilt,
smaller, R. from 2s., D. from 2s. Gd.), in a finely wooded district,
with Blair Castle, the principal seat of the Duke of Atholl. In the
*Park (adm. Is.), to the right on leaving the station, are the Falls
of the Fender (li/t M. to the E.).
From Blair Atholl to Braemar, Ballater, and Aberdeen, see pp. 555-556.
40 M. Struan. About 2 M. to the E. are the *Falls of the Bruar. A
coach runs hence twice daily to (13 M.) Kinloch Rannoch (see above)
via Glen Erichdie (274 hrs.; fare 4s. Gd.). — The line now runs by the
side of the Garry, which issues from Loch Garry, seen to the left
just before (51 M.) Dalnaspidal. In the Pass of Drumochter, before
(5872 M.) Dalwhinnie (Loch Ericht Hotel), the line reaches the
highest point (1484 ft.) attained by any railway in Great Britain.
To the left appears Loch Ericht, above which towers Ben Alder
(3755 ft.). — 7172 M. Kingussie (Duke of Gordon, R. or D. 4s.,
Star, same proprietor, R. 3s., D. 3s. Gd.; Royal; Rail. Rfmt. Rooms),
a picturesque summer-resort, before which we have entered the
valley of the Spey. Coach or mail-cart twice daily to (3772 M.)
Tulloch, see p. 549. —8374 M. Aviemore (Station Hotel; Lynwilg,
274 M. to the S. of the station; Rail. Rfmt. Rooms) is the junction
of the old line to Inverness via Forres and Nairn.
From Aviemore to Forres, 351/2 M., railway in 11/4 hr. (fares 6s., 3s.).
The line descends the valley of the Spey to the right. — 5 M. Boat of Garten
(hotel). The 'Speyside Line' of tbe G. N. S. Railway diverges here to the
right, and runs via Nethy Bridge, Grantown, Ballindalloch (coach to Tomin-
toul visi Glenlivet, 16 M. in 3% hrs.), etc. to (41 M.) Craigellachie Junction,
where it divides, one branch leading N. via Rothes to (12 M.) Elgin (p. 547),
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