Edradour Black Spout Waterfall Pitlochry Walk
The Edradour Black Spout Waterfall Walk is a very popular Pitlochry short walk, it includes a 190ft waterfall and ends at the beautiful Edradour Distillery, one of the smallest and certainly the picturesque distillery in Scotland.
Black Spout Waterfall and Edradour Distillery (2mins 45secs).
Time:- From the centre of Pitlochry (approx 45 mins to Edradour Distillery) or by car to the Black Spout Wood car park (approx 30 mins to Edradour Distillery). Allow trhe same time to walk back in your calculations.
Recommendation:- Purchase a Pitlochry Walks Leaflet (£1 from Pitlochry Visitor Information Centre), which includes the Edradour Black Spout Waterfall Pitlochry Walk. The leaflet contains a map showing the route with some simple guidance notes too. We would also recommend suitable outdoor footwear and clothing.
Start from the centre of Pitlochry and walk out towards Perth, past the entrance to the Atholl Palace Hotel, under the railway arch, passing Bells Blair Athol Distillery on the left, and Pitlochry Filling Station on the right. About 100 metres further on to the left on a lamp post you will see the sign Black Spout Car Park take this turn.
Black Spout Wood Car Park:-
Black Spout Walk Car Park is about 100 metres on the left beyond Pitlochry Filling Station as you head out of Pitlochry. Look out for the lamp post on the left with a blue sign 'Black Spout' Car Park take this turn.
From Black Spout Walk car park follow the very clear route, initially along a vehicle dirt track before going to a path through the oak woods. The route is very easily sign posted. If you are quiet and lucky you may well see a Roe Deer, Greater Spotted Woodpecker or the colourful Jay (a bird with a pircular rasping sound to it call).
Black Spout Waterfall.
A short distance (approx 500 metres) you will see sign to Black Spout Waterfall. There is an excellent timber viewing platform giving superb views of the 190 feet (60m) Black Spout Waterfall and gorge below.
Continuing along the path following signs for Edradour Distillery, once out of the oak woods, the path follows the edge of farm fields giving spectacular views towards Ben Vrackie (2,759ft high) and the village of Moulin below.
Edradour Distillery is one of the original farm distilleries established in 1825, it draws its water from the Edradour Burn (stream), which includes Black Spout Waterfall (mentioned about). The distillery is open during the main tourist season (April to October) and can be closed on Sundays.
Return to Pitlochry.
After passing Edradour Distillery you can follow the road and come back to Pitlochry via a slightly different route as highlighted in the Pitlochry Walks Leaflet or of course you can just retrace your route back to Black Spout Wood Waterfall Car Park and Pitlochry.