Black Spout Wood
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  • epemberton
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom131 contributions
    Black spout waterfall
    What a cracking little wood so close to the centre of Pitlochry. Stopped off for a quick walk before driving home to Yorkshire, the waterfall is a must visit if you’re in Pitlochry. The woods were so quiet and we even managed to spot a woodpecker!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2022
  • Brian P
    Cupar, United Kingdom383 contributions
    Superb after days of rain
    It is 500 yards from the car park to the viewpoint and well worth the walk. It is well worth doing the round to include Edradour Distillery. Paths are a bit muddy so good footwear essential.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2020
  • James
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Wonderful walk with a wonderful Waterfall
    Such a lovely walk through the woods. The terrain is moderate in places and slightly more treacherous at others. We walked along the Golf Course Road onto Craiglunie Road and through a tiny gate down towards the Black Spout. Highly recommend if you have a couple of hours spare in Pitlochry.
    Written August 10, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,851 contributions
Aug 2019
Never thought that it would be possible to find such a wooded walking trail so close to a town. Even though it was raining, the hotel staff recommended it was still worthwhile hiking in the woods and seeing the waterfall. It certainly was.

The start of the woods is only about 15 minutes walk from Atholl Street, the main street in Pitlochry. Because it was raining, I chose to drive as close as possible and it turns out there's a free car park there anyway. It was raining, so there was plenty of places to park. From the car park, it's only about 10 minutes of gentle climbing to get to the lookout point where you can see the waterfall, which is amazing.

There's it's another 10 minutes of walking to get to the top of the waterfall. A lovely way to spend an hour, even when it's a light drizzle.
Written August 9, 2019
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Rooindie
Farmington, CT928 contributions
You can walk to the starting point from town (though the sign is not facing this direction, so check each corner well!). It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We did a circular walk, which first took us to the Black Spout waterfall, which was magnificent. Then we continued on to the Edradour distillery, the smallest in Scotland and good fun. Then we walked back, to the Blair Distillery (which we did not do a tour of), which puts you back in town. I think the walk was maybe three miles, and was signposted the entire way (we found a description on-line, which we had brought with us, as well). It was a lovely way to spend a few hours. The woods were quite nice, with several points of stopping to admire.
Written October 28, 2006
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Melanie P
Dumfries, UK2 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
Looked for somewhere to walk our three well behaved dogs on arrival on holiday. Tried these woods , but there was a large sign saying no dogs allowed, In these days of austerity I would have thought that Tourist areas would try to make dogs owners more welcome; As there are millions of us out there!
Written May 11, 2012
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Michael G
Edinburgh, UK50 contributions
Sep 2019
If you have a couple of hours to spare in Pitlochry it is well worth walking through the Black Spout Wood to the waterfall itself. It's a rewarding walk at any time of year but in particular after rain when the waterfall will be at its best. The way is well signposted and I would recommend approaching from the Moulin / Tomcroy Terrace end as it's slightly less of a climb to the waterfall. You can then either return that way or carry on through the woods to come out at the south of the town at the Atholl Palace Hotel gates. It's a very peaceful walk on good paths but it's advisable to have sensible footwear as parts of the tracks can be muddy. Despite the sensation of being 'in the wild', you are never very far away from Pitlochry.
Written September 30, 2019
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Sixonthego_50
Winnetka, IL489 contributions
Aug 2019
Really nice. It took a short walk to get there, about 25 minutes. It was much taller than I expected and it's beauty is amazing. You can get very close to the falls and have a wonderful experience. If you decide to walk to the distillery it is along the path on the way. It may for a really nice experience for us.
Written August 13, 2019
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Al_Dunfermline
Dunfermline, UK85 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Well worth the walk thru the woods. There’s well signposted walks to the Eridour distillery and the village of Moulin - both well worth a visit.
Written March 2, 2019
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Fiona C
Largs Scotland86 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Several trails through the wood to Edradour Distillery. Good paths and beautiful views. Lots of wild flowers and birds to look out for.
Written June 24, 2018
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loopy101
Ipswich, UK345 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This wood and waterfall are located just off the main road into Pilochry and the narrow entrance road to the car park is signposted just before the Blair Atholl Distillery. It takes about 15 minutes at strolling pace and is up a hill. Walk from the car park up a hill (follow the signs to Black Spout Wood) and when the path forks, follow the right path up a hill and then off to the right again for the waterfall which you can see from a wooden platform. It's a really lovely spot and the surroundings so green when we visited in May. Worth a short diversion.
Written May 20, 2017
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Mike W
Stockton, United Kingdom5 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Took my daughter and two dogs on a 6 am dog walk. It was a beautiful sunny morning. We took the route from The Moulin Hotel and crossed two sheep fields, passing the ruins of The Black Castle, a 14th century building. We entered the woods shortly afterwards and proceeded towards the Black Spout. It was an absolute delight walking through these deep woods. Never saw the red squirrels I was hoping for, however we bumped into a large fox heading in our direction, a red deer, an owl and a woodpecker. The waterfall was an amazing sight and highly recommended, particularly in the early morning sunlight enraptured by the dawn chorus.
Written June 27, 2014
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CAtourist
California189 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
A lovely uphill walk through the woods which will lead you to the Edradour Distillery.
A viewing platform gives you the perfect view of the waterfall. From the information center to the distillery takes about 45 minutes.
Written May 31, 2019
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