Kenmore Walks - Drummond Hill
Drummond Hill is an
excellent Kenmore walk. The walk is part of the Tay Forest Park
which is managed by the Forestry Commission of Scotland.
It offers a couple of walks from the village of Kenmore or you
can park in the Forestry Car Park (which has spaces for up to 20
vehicles) is a short distance from the village of Kenmore.
Black Rock walk, Kenmore
The reward for this excellent Kenmore walk is a fabulous view
over the village of Kenmore from Black Rock. It is well signed
posted with a gentle climb up well maintained paths and forest
roads. You have a choice of walking straigh up Drummond Hill toe
Black Rock in which case it is a 3 mile walk or you can take the
more leisurely route which is 4.5 miles in length.
So as you walk up Drummond Hill it is worth remembering
that this Kenmore walk has a long history of forestation, going
back to the early 16th century when Sir Duncan Campbell -
'Black Duncan' (on account of his reputation of being
ruthless), who ordered that Drummond Hill be planted with oak,
birch and pine, thereby creating Scotland's first managed
In the early 19th century it was feared that the Scottish
Capercaille, the largest member of the grouse family, was
extinct in Scotland. So birds were introduced from Sweden in 1837
to Drummond Hill and their descendents have remained there to this
day. So if you are quiet as you walk along the Kenmore walk, you
might be very lucky and spot a Capercaille. (It is
interesting to note that it is now thought the Scottish
Capercaillie were not extinct in Scotland, as recent DNA has shown
that the Capercaillie on Loch Lomond, to have a different DNA from
the introduced Swedish birds).