The Pass of Killiecrankie is part of Scotland's ancient oak and mixed deciduous woodlands. With its outstanding natural beauty this Perthshire gorge is a favourite sightseeing stop. You can learn about the pass, and the famous Battle of Killiecrankie. The Pass of Killiecrankie is on the Pitlochry Walks route maps, which are available in Pitlochry Visitor Centre and shops around the area.
The Pass of Killiecrankie (Gaelic: Coille Chneagaidh meaning 'Wood of Shimmering Aspen'), is famous for its autumn colours, one of the best views is from the Garry Bridge looking north up the pass to Schiehallion.
Soldier's Leap' - a short walk from the Pass of Killiecrankie Visitor Centre is the viewpoint known as Soldiers Leap, the spot where a government soldier, Donald MacBean, fleeing for his life, made a spectacular 18ft leap over the River Garry. Despite losing his shoe on the way across, he survived and escaped, later becoming a prize fighter and writing a book. You can safely try to jump the distance yourself in the stone circle outside the visitor centre.
The Pass of Killiecrankie is run by the National Trust for Scotland and is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) site, with amazing rock formations and a diverse array of fungi, flora & fauna.
The Killiecrankie pass visitor centre is Free Entry, but minimal car parking charges apply to non National Trust Members, helping to contribute to the cost of maintaining and running the centre, its paths and ranger service. The Visitor Centre is Open from Easter to the end of October each year. The car park is open all year round.