The Hermitage

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… a beautiful woodland walk along the banks
of the river Braan in Perthshire …

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… developed by the Dukes of Atholl in the mid 18th century
as part of their home in nearby Dunkeld …

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… the place soon became a tourist attraction …

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… and no wonder …

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… it’s a beautiful spot …

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… with dramatic falls …

 

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… and pools …

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… and cascades of cool clear water …

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… Ossian’s Hall …
a folly overlooking the Black Linn Falls

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… and Ossian’s Cave …

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… all man made and created to heighten the visitor experience
and add some mystical history …

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… inside the cave looking out …
apparently in 1869 Donald Anderson, a guide in the area,
would dress as a hermit in animal skins and with a beard of lichens

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… I was watched over by a wee robin …

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… as I continued through the fields …

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… hoping I was on the right path …
as it was far too hot to get lost

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… luckily there was plenty of shade where I could cool off …

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… and of course the water was so clear and cool and inviting …

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… how could I resist a paddle …

more info here

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dunkeld/hermitage/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by marysia on 13 July 2014.

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