About Loch Con

Loch Con is a small body of water that lies in the hills to the west of Blair Atholl in Perthshire. At its edge is a small boat house which seems to now be a bothy. The walk to the loch is via moorland which has a variety of wildlife and views down over Loch Errochty. A really lovely, peaceful and remote-feeling walk, despite its close proximity to the A9.

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Nature and fine art photography by Cat Burton. www.catburton.co.uk

Visitor Information

Opening Hours: 24/7

Parking: Limited unofficial parking off the minor road north of the B847/Trinafour where the path to the loch begins. There is room for 1-2 cars here. If busy you might have to park near Trinafour, Dalchalloch or at the end of the path to Loch Errochty.

Nearest toilets: None on site, nearest would be in one of the local villages or towns such as Kinloch Rannoch / Calvine / Bruar.

Accessibility: The loch and boat house are approximately 5km along a path from the main road (10km round trip). Please refer to OS Maps for full details. If you have to park further away, this can easily become a 15km+ walk.

Facts & Folklore

Legend has it that at some point in history, a freebooter (criminal, robber type) made a home here for himself and his wife. Now, rather than the lovely cosy bothy-like cabin you see in the image, he built an underground home for his wife. Rumour has it that he wanted to marry another woman and as such needed to state that he had no wife living on the earth. I suppose having the first wife living underground was a cheeky loophole for him to get away with it.

Published by Cat Burton

Cat Burton is a self-taught photographer and artist based in Perthshire, Scotland. Her fine art photography is atmospheric and enchanting, inspired by nature, fantasy, folklore and videogames. Cat's work is exhibited at various events throughout Scotland and she offers photography workshops and online mentoring to clients worldwide. If you'd like to know more, simply get in touch via the Contact page.

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    1. Thanks so much Alan! I didn’t know that about the boathouse. I’ve had a quick search on the internet and in my folklore books and can’t find any stories about it. Do you know any more?

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