River Tilt

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Tilt, a small alpine lake and a mountain rivulet, in Blair Athole parish, Perthshire. Loch Tilt (3 x 1 furl.; 1650 feet above sea-level) lies among the central Grampians, within ¼ mile of the Aberdeenshire boundary, and 5½ miles E by S of the meeting-point with Inverness-shire. It is overhung by mountains rising to altitudes of from 2131 to 2515 feet. The rivulet, issuing from the lake, is joined within ½ mile by a mountain torrent, descending from the E; proceeds 17/8mile south-south-westward, until it receives, on the right, Tarf Water; then goes 13½ miles south-westward, for the most part along a deep narrow alpine glen, ` a ditch to guard and separate a world,' flanked on most of the left side by Benglo (3671 feet); receives in its progress hundreds of torrents and cataractine rills; becomes, in its lower reach, intricately, picturesquely, romantically grand; is joined, at one of its most magnificent points, by Fender Burn, making three very fine cascades; and enters the Garry, amid most splendid scenery, at Bridge of Tilt. Its waters are strictly preserved, and swarm with trout. See Glentilt-Ord. Sur., shs. 64, 55, 1874-69.

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