Starting in Aberfeldy.
Our first leg begins in the town of Aberfeldy in Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands on the banks of the river Tay. Aberfeldy is known for its famous Wade’s bridge, and its world-renowned Scotch Whisky. Aberfeldy in Gaelic means ‘calm smooth confluence’. A few years after General Wade built Wade’s Bridge, Bonnie Prince Charlie crossed it as he fled north to defeat at Culloden. Aberfeldy is known for being subject of the Robert Burns poem ‘The Birks of Aberfeldy’. Aberfeldy hosts the Foss mine which extracts on average 50,000 tonnes of Baryte for the oil and gas industry.
From here our journey goes South for 102km before reaching the Forth Road bridge near Edinburgh.