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In October 2007 a group of EFOG members, plus one or two friends, spent a week at Pitlochry, staying at the excellent Shearings Hotel, the Pitlochry Hydro. Although some travelled by car, and some by train, the majority of us took the bus. A bit of a journey - but then the holiday started at Victoria Coach Station! A mixture of energetic activities such as climbing Ben Vrackie, walking to the Pass of Killiecrankie and at Blair Atholl, a guided tour of the Scottish Plant Hunters Garden, a night visit to an enchanted wood, eating, and swimming in the hotel's pool, was fairly typical of EFOG activities.

Pitlochry - October 2007

Pitlochry   Some of the Group setting out from the hotel for Killiecrankie

Pitlochry  By the Pass of Killiecrankie, 20th October 2007

Pitlochry  The River Garry at Killiecrankie

Pitlochry  The Sodjer's Leap

Autumn colours in Perthshire, October 2007
Ben Vrackie   Ascending Ben Vrackie, 21st October 2007
Ben Vrackie
Climbing into the mist on Ben Vrackie
Ben Vrackie     The Summit of Ben Vrackie, 21st October 2007    Photo by Prue 

Whilst the majority of the Group headed into the mist to attain the summit of Ben Vrackie, Susan and Paul returned to Pitlochry to join a guided tour of the Scottish Plants Hunters gardens. It turned out to be a pesonal tour as, apart from the guide, we were the only ones that attended!


The following day, the Group went on a slightly tamer walk in the estate at Blair Atholl.

The Scottish Plant Hunters Garden at  Pitlochry, with Ben Vrackie in the background
Blair Atholl
Louise and Lorraine by the River Tilt
Blair Atholl In the Grotto on the Blair Atholl estate, 22nd October 2007
Blair Atholl   The River Tilt at Blair Atholl
Blair Atholl   Louise by the Grotto
Blair Atholl
Yes - it IS a Red Squirrel - October 2007

In the evening, many of us attended a festival in the streets of Pitlochry with all forms of entertainments, and some of us went on a coach-excursion to the "Enchanted Forest", a sound-and light performance at nearby Loch Faskally.

The Enchanted Forest, 21st October - blue section!
Pitlochry The Enchanted Forest - green section!
Pitlochry   sort of - purple?


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