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

Droplets

Droplets on trees at the Hermitage

Birks of Aberfeldy in January

A long exposure photograph of a small waterfall at the Birks of Aberfeldy.

This area was made famous by Robert Burns’ poem The Birks of Aberfeldy which he was inspired to write by the Falls of Moness, one of the larger waterfalls in this area of Scotland.

More information about Aberfeldy.

More information on the Birks of Aberfeldy.

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.

More on wikipedia

Birks of Aberfeldy

The Birks of Aberfeldy is a popular circular walk through wonderful mixed woodland on the outskirts of Aberfeldy. The Falls of Moness tumble through the gorge and provide a dramatic centrepiece, especially impressive after rain. Robert Burns visited in 1787 and was so inspired that he wrote the poem `The Birks of Aberfeldie`.

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.

Perthshire Sunset

I spent some time wandering around Invergowrie looking for some photographic opportunities. Toward the end of the walk I moved onto the snow covered beach, completely untouched by anyone else that day and the snow lay perfectly all around me. I waited for the sun to begin setting and found myself a good spot looking onto the River Tay and the coast line. A spectacular end to the day.

Incidentally while waiting for this photograph you could see large chunks of ice floating down the river from Perthshire where the River Tay had frozen over completely.

Little Stars

I love the night sky. I also love snow. The two combined = awesome!