Drummond Hill - Forest of the Black Laird! The ruthless laird, Sir Duncan Campbell – Black Duncan of the Cowal - ordered Drummond Hill planted with oak, birch and pine in the 16th century, thus creating Scotland's first managed forest. Drummond Hill is now managed by the Forestry Commission and is part of the Tay Forest Park
& Big Tree Country
The best views are from the Black Rock viewpoint, dramatically seated on a rocky outcrop with amazing views over Kenmore Village, Loch Tay
including the Iron Age Crannog
and Priory Island, Taymouth Castle (built by the Earl of Breadalbane in 1801) and down the Strathtay Valley.
Amongst the many possibly sightings for birds and wildlife, Drummond Hill offers a chance to catch a glimpse of red squirrels
, roe deer
, pine marten and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the distinctive capercaillie, reintroduced to Scotland here in 1837 after being hunted to extinction.
for information about walking and cycling paths on Drummond Hill. There are two access points for Drummond Hill, the main car park and a secondary entrance at Peeler's Gate for cyclists.