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Batavaime Bothy on Glenlochay
Munro on Glenlochay
The Lochay Valley
Glenlochay, our sister estate, is an area of outstanding beauty situated in what is renowned as one of Scotland’s most beautiful and ancient glens. Running from the equally awe-inspiring Glen Lyon to Loch Tay and to the village of Killin, this 14,000 acre estate remains almost totally unspoilt, and, forming the upper half of the glen, has complete privacy and seclusion to offer visitors.
Steeped in ancient Scottish clan history with the ancient lands being a significant portion of land once owned by both the Earls of Breadalbane and Earls of Atholl, Duncan Ban McIntyre, a famous Gaelic poet, immortalized the glen in one of his most well-known poems, Song to Coire a Cheathaich. He occupied the estate's Batavaime Bothy, keeping an eye on the once royal ancient deer forest of Mamlorn.
Famed as one of Scotland’s most prolific and spectacular deer forests, the ancient and once royal Forest of Mamlorn is a haunting and beautiful place. It's said that Robert the Bruce roamed here as a fugitive after his defeat by Alistair MacDougall of Lorne in 1306. With the changing landscape from the lower to higher slopes providing varied and exciting stalking opportunities for the field sports enthusiast, this is land where the stag truly is the Monarch of the Glen and where you can, if you’re an experienced stalker, find yourself the trophy stag… the icing on the cake for any serious sportsman.
The breathtaking topography of the entire estate offers up more of the same and can challenge even the most experienced of stalkers. There are three magnificent corries in the ancient forest which make up the western section of the estate and which provide grazing and shelter for the resident deer. This area of outstanding natural beauty really has to be experienced to be believed.
Salmon and sea-trout fishing on the scenic river Lochay complete the sporting package – but you can also bag a Munro or two if you’ve got the energy! Alternatively, if you prefer something a bit more effortless, why not ask about our camera safari?