Keltneyburn

The beautiful wildflower meadow of Keltneyburn attracts a kaleidoscope of butterflies, including common blue and small pearl-bordered fritillary. Many plants flourish in the meadow but the reserve is particularly notable for eight species of orchid, including fragrant orchid.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflowers
  • Orchids
  • Butterflies
  • Dragonflies

Best time to visit?

  • May to Aug for dragonflies
  • Jun to Aug for orchids
  • Jun to Aug for butterflies

Visit for:

  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • scenery

Other information

Dragonflies and damselflies can also be seen darting across the pond during the summer.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

The Keltneyburn reserve lies 5 miles west of Aberfeldy, beside a minor road off the B846. Balchroich Meadow can be reached from the public road at Keltneyburn village, up a steep track next to General Stewart’s statue.

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Getting onto the reserve

Follow the steep track up to the reserve. There is a rough waymarked trail within the meadow; please stay on this trail as this will prevent wild orchids being trampled.

Access restrictions

The gorge is steep and inaccessible. Cars can be left in Keltneyburn at the bottom of the steep access track to the reserve. There is also a small car park at the top of the reserve track. Both cattle and sheep graze the reserve in early spring and late summer.

Nearest town
Aberfeldy (7 mi / 11.3 km)
OS grid ref
NN773494
Landranger map
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FURTHER READING

About Keltneyburn

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Balnaguard GlenTummel Shingle IslandsLoch of the Lowes

Local group
Perth

Links & downloads

Reserve leaflet

Reserve map

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