The Macnabs have a long association with the picturesque village of Killin, which is situated on the western head of Loch Tay. The village stands between two rivers, the Lochay and the Dochart - which is where the impressive Falls of Dochart are.
The village makes a good base for walks in the surrounding mountains of Breadalbane and Loch Tay is a popular destination for both its salmon fishing and watersports.
One of the most popular visitor attractions in the area is the Breadalbane Folklore Centre which explores the history and mythology of Breadalbane. The centre's highlight is the 1,300 year-old healing stones of St Fillan, an early Christian missionary who settled in nearby Glen Dochart.
Nearby you will find the ruins of the Campbell stronghold of Finlarig Castle and the Moirlanich Longhouse, a rare surviving example of a traditional Scottish Longhouse, maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.
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Where to Stay
Dall Lodge Country House
Bridge Of Lochay Hotel
Am Bathach - The Barn
Tigh An Eilean Cottage
Breadalbane House B&B
Craigbuie Guest House
Loch Tay Highland Holiday Park
Killin Highland Lodges
Bridge Park Cottage
From the south side of the Bridge of Dochart in Killin take the minor road almost opposite the bridge following a sign for Auchmore Circuit. Follow this road under the old railway and around a sharp bend and then continue as it passes an entrance to Kinnell House, fields and woodland.
The road climbs gently uphill and past an area of felled trees where there are good views across to the dramatic outline of theTarmachan ridge which is very popular with hillwalkers.
Keep following the road until you cross a small bridge and immediately take a small path into the woods on the left heading downhill, This path is not waymarked and can be wet underfoot at times. The narrow path meanders downhill, passing large rhododendrons and native trees. Cross a wooden bridge and continue until the path emerges onto a track.
Turn left and head downhill on the track. The track crosses a stone bridge and passes a white house. Soon a track leads off to the right. If you want to visit the Kinnell stone circle which is in a field to the left of the house, you can follow this track but as it is private land you need to ask permission at the house or seek advice from the Tourist Information Centre in Killin. To follow the Auchmore Circuit route keep on the main track and go straight ahead. Eventually the track emerges onto the road near the Bridge of Dochart and the start of the walk.