Today we’d planned on walking along an old drovers track through Glen Isla, but within minutes of parking up in Auchavan we were drenched by heavy rain, and the path had become a torrent of water. Knowing that we’d only get wetter and colder, but that the weather was supposed to improve in the afternoon, we cut our losses and headed back to the cottage for a cuppa.

The weather did indeed brighten up so we drove down to Alyth, and followed part of the Cateran Trill up and over the Hill of Alyth, from where we had gorgeous 360 degree views. We even got to witness a beautiful sunset as we descended – a definite perk of walking later in the day. Whilst it didn’t have the majesty of say the Cairngorms, it’s still a beautiful and peaceful hill to climb.

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