As well as being a huge attraction for activity junkies, Schiehallion is often described as the 'centre of Scotland'. In the 18th Century Schiehallion was used for the groundbreaking experiment by Charles Mason to determine the mass of the earth in 1774. Thousands of people venture up every year for some of the best views across Scotland.
THE BLACK WOOD
This enchanting woodland is one of the largest areas of ancient pine in Scotland, with trees thought to be hundreds of years old. According to legend, it was here that King Arthur’s twelve battles against the invading Anglo-Saxons took place, and where companions of the wizard Merlin were said to have hidden.
Stretching 10 miles down the valley to Rannoch Moor, Loch Rannoch offers good sport fishing, with trout, charr, pike and perch all present. At the western end of the loch is a tower, constructed in the nineteenth century, reputedly by a Baron Granbley. Some say it is based on a small island prison!
THE SHED GALLERY
The Shed Gallery is run by Ian Biggs, and displays a dynamic collection of prints from around the area. They also have an exciting collection of locally designed postcards, art cards and local landscape photography. Ian kindly donated all the photos you see on the site of Rannoch and the surrounding area - be sure to check his other pieces out!
The station is known for its remote location, in 2017 Simon Jenkins reported it as one of the best 100 stations in Britain. Despite being remote, it still has a tea room and a visitor centre, making it a perfect place to visit for the afternoon! Their opening hours are: 8.30am until 4.30pm, 6 days a week (closed on Fridays) from March till October.
As well as captivating scenery, Rannoch Moor is also home to a diverse range of species. Here there are plenty of challenging and exhilarating hikes and cycles. If you look closely enough you may spot that Trainspotting was filmed here!