Leaving our Fife Coastal Path exploration, or revisits, to venture further afield in this lovely part of Scotland, our ‘Keeping Wednesdays Special‘ two weeks ago took us an hour or so up the A9, passing Perth to The Hermitage. This is a National Trust for Scotland site near the lovely wee town of Dunkeld on the River Tay ~ a wonderful place to stay or to pause for refreshments if heading further north.
Undeterred by the fact that the car park was a little cramped, we returned to Dunkeld for coffee before taking the river walk to the Hermitage. The whole walk took about an hour and a half, allowing a stop to buy a local ice-cream at a cafe at The Hermitage car park. Autumn is the perfect time to visit here for a stroll through woodland walks to the waterfall and there are several paths of varied lengths ~ a place to return to I’m sure.
We were blessed by a lovely day when the dappled sun highlighted the marvelous autumn colours. We shed our fleeces and enjoyed the warmth. This was just the perfect break before we launched into volunteering at the Pop Up Rotary Charity Shop in Burntisland. It is days like this that can prove to be an inspiration to writing and a refreshing break.