After starting from Dunkeld (read about my stay in Dunkeld here), we reached the parking space near the Hermitage in what seemed like five minutes. Upon deboarding the little bus, we realized that we were in a lush green forest with towering trees and, apparently, there was a river thundering through it somewhere nearby. When our guide mentioned a walk through the woods, we were all eager to comply.
The Hermitage is a National Trust of Scotland-protected site in Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Officially it is known as The Hermitage Pleasure Ground and has several walks running through it. The most popular is the 1 km (0.75 mile) long walk to the Ossian's Hall of Mirrors. This was the walk that we were about to embark upon.
Here's a short video of the Black Linn Falls to give you a feel of the scene. Wish I could capture the scent of the scene and the feel of the gentle spray as well.
Now we were approaching the Ossian's Hall of Mirrors. This little Hut once used to be an inspiration for writers and poets alike. It once used to house a room lined with mirrors all of which used to reflect the tumultous Black Linn Falls. The Hall was built to honour the blind bard Ossian who, as legends have it, wrote spectacular poetry in the 3rd Century.
And then we came to the end of our short walk. The rain still accompanied us and didn't show any signs of stopping. It looked as if we would be spending the next stop too getting drenched. But by now we had reconciled ourselves and had decided to make the most of our trip nevertheless. After all, one does not get the opportunity of visiting the remote parts of Scotland too easily.
Watch out for the next part. It will follow soon...