is very popular, partly by virtue of its proximity to Pitlochry and also
because it is such a fine viewpoint. The path has been elevated to the
extent that much of it falls just short of feeling carpeted! The first
100m or so, from the car park about 400m north of Moulin village, lies
on OS sheet 52. The track is so well signed however that if you can find
Pitlochry, turn off the main road for Moulin on the A924, then reach the
car park, you can dispense with the sheet 52.
car park, take the track north through a fine stand of mature trees by
a burn. There are several benches by the track for enjoying the view or
re-tying bootlaces. About one kilometre north of the car park the path
splits, with a track marked Bealach path going left. Continue on the Vrackie
path. On the open hillside the path curves gently NNE to go over a low
col lying under some rocks on the SE flank of Meall na h-Aodainn Moire.
The old path can be seen below, on boggy ground. Instead, stay on the
super highway and head for the dam at Loch a'Choire.
the outflow at its end and head up steeper ground. Much of the way has
been expertly laid with rocks and a staircase will help you maintain cruising
speed. The only complication might arise in winter when some ice can build
up over sections of the staircase.
leads up under the east face of Vrackie before turning back up left for
the summit. The actual summit boasts a viewpoint indicator, with a trig
point a few metres to the north. It's best kept for a clear day, as there
are many points of interest visible from here, from Stirling in the south
to Ben Nevis in the north.
You may return
by the approach but for a circuit descend to the west before turning south
once past craggy ground to reach flat ground just west of Loch a'Choire.
Go south to pick up a path, which contours under the wee hill with the
long name (Meall na h-Aodainn Moire). The top of this is just above you
and easily reached, otherwise continue rounding the hill to reach the
bealach then descend to rejoin the approach path just over one kilometre
north of the car park.