Photos: The Hermitage Forest and River Braan

by Keith Savage · 12 comments


While on my three-week trip to Edinburgh, I escaped north from the city for a weekend in pretty, little Dunkeld. I’ve written about how much I love Dunkeld in the past: it’s a Scottish folk music mecca, it’s gorgeously situated on the River Tay, and it’s sited among some of Scotland’s most beautiful forests.

I hadn’t done the surrounding landscape justice on my previous visits so I decided to work my dogs out on a seven-mile hike through the nearby Hermitage forest and around the River Braan. The hike was one of my favorite activities on the whole trip. Rather than write 14,000 words describing the beauty of this walk, I present a 14-photo essay of this incredible journey.

The photo essay appears on a separate page because I want to show you the largest possible photos. Let me know how you like this. Please click the image below or this walk in the woods link. I hope you enjoy them!


MeganNo Gravatar June 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM

What kind of camera do you use when you travel?

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar June 6, 2016 at 3:56 PM

These days I use a Sony NEX-6 with a few lenses. These photos were shot with a Canon Powershot SX-210is.

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Tiffany HarrisonNo Gravatar April 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM

I love your site! It’s a Scotland-obsessed utopia and I am SO reveling in it haha. Fabulous photos. Makes me wish I was still living there.

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar April 11, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Tiffany, you’re hilarious! This IS a Scotland-obsessed utopia haha.

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Christy @ TechnosyncraticNo Gravatar April 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM

These are beautiful photos – what a great place to explore with a camera! 🙂

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar April 11, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Thanks Christy!

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Nomadic ChickNo Gravatar April 8, 2011 at 8:02 AM

You are shaping up to be a fabulous photographer. Or maybe you always were and I stupidly didn’t notice?

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar April 8, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Scotland is a place that makes mediocre photographers look world-class.

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Jeremy BNo Gravatar April 6, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Love the outdoors in Scotland! So peaceful and beautiful!

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar April 8, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Absolutely, it’s a hiker’s paradise.

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KenNo Gravatar April 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

These photos really remind me of the area around Killiecrankie with the missy trees and the filtered light. Wow!

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Keith SavageNo Gravatar April 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

It’s the same swatch of forest – Killiecrankie can’t be much more than 20 minutes drive from Dunkeld.

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