Welcome to Gilmore House, Bed and Breakfast, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

This blog is my random ramblings and photos of what is going on in the B&B, my life, but generally my little jaunts out which I hope will give you a taster of all the wonderful excursions to do in our area.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Grandtully - Tay Forest Park

A few weeks ago I went for a walk at Grandtully Forest, there is parking available. That particular day the weather moved between blizzard conditions and bright sunshine, so made it more interesting.  I had uploaded a few geocaches into my ancient garmin gps with the aim to 'get a few'. It was a pleasant stroll through forestry plantations then a gradual climb up to a viewpoint with several cairns. I failed in my geocache search, technology said I was on them but it was a fail from me.

















Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cairngorms National Park - Snow Road

The Snow Road has been developed as a superb driving route, starting from Blairgowrie to Grantown-on-Spey.  When I say developed, I mean promoted, the road has been in existence a while! There are now viewing installations and photo points all over the National Park. I can agree it is a fabulous route to drive. Anyway, there is an installation at the 'Devil's Elbow' just before you reach Glenshee ski centre.
One evening in the Easter holiday's daughter No.2 and I took the drive up to have a look. Naturally my camera died on me, thankfully daughter had her phone so I used it. To be honest the pictures are just as good as using a 'proper' camera. Have to say I was impressed with the seating area, blends in really well with a nice contrast of materials and forms.

















Sunday, 23 April 2017

Kindrogan Forest - Kirkmichael

There are some new waymarked walks in the village of Kirkmichael, one of which leads you into Kindrogan Forest.  You go past the old Log Cabin Hotel, which became the Pinetree Hotel, but seems to show no sign of life. Glen Derby is an electic dream of log cabins, nestled in the forest....bliss.