Head in the Clouds

A view from the top of Kinnoull Hill, Perthshire, Scotland on a foggy day. Well, foggy at ground level at least.

Next time it’s foggy, head for the hills! Oh, and take a map and compass.

Kinnoull Hill Above the Clouds in Black and White

Kinnoull Hill is a hill located in Perth, Scotland.

From the hill’s 222m south-facing cliff summit, views are afforded of the River Tay, the Friarton Bridge, and a stretch of theTay Coast railway line. Further to the south, Moncrieffe Hill can be seen.

On an outcrop a few hundred yards to the east of — but visible from — the summit is Kinnoull Tower. Built in 1829 by Lord Grey of Kinfauns as a romantic folly, the tower, along with nearby Binn Tower, originally used as an observatory by Grey, are meant to resemble the castles on the Rhine in Germany as Grey saw a great similarity between the River Tay and parts of the Rhine. The tower is easily accessible via a footpath.

Rolling Fog on Perthshire Fields

Early morning fog over the hills and fields of Perthshire, as viewed from the top of Kinnoull Hill earlier this year

The Path to Kinnoull Tower

Kinnoull Hill is a hill located in Perth, Scotland.

From the hill’s 222m south-facing cliff summit, views are afforded of the River Tay, the Friarton Bridge, and a stretch of the Tay Coast railway line. Further to the south, Moncrieffe Hill can be seen.

On an outcrop a few hundred yards to the east of — but visible from — the summit is Kinnoull Tower. Built in the 18th century by the 9th Earl of Kinnoull, the tower, along with nearby Binn Tower, is meant to resemble the castles on the Rhine in Germany. The tower is easily accessible via a footpath.

Pinnacle

Kinnoull Hill is a hill located in Perth, Scotland.

From the hill’s 222m south-facing cliff summit, views are afforded of the River Tay, the Friarton Bridge, and a stretch of the Tay Coast railway line. Further to the south, Moncrieffe Hill can be seen.

On an outcrop a few hundred yards to the east of — but visible from — the summit is Kinnoull Tower. Built in the 18th century by the 9th Earl of Kinnoull, the tower, along with nearby Binn Tower, is meant to resemble the castles on the Rhine in Germany. The tower is easily accessible via a footpath.

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Kinnoull Hill

Ever since I was a child, sitting in the car as my family drove past this location many a time, I’ve always wanted to get to the top of this hill just on the outskirts of Perth.

Today I finally got around to doing it. Here is the view from the top looking South East.