Bridge of Balgie

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Bridge of Balgie
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Bridge of Balgie post office
Grid reference: NN577468
Location: 56°35’29"N, 4°19’9"W
Local Government
Council: Perth and Kinross

Bridge of Balgie is a hamlet standing in Glen Lyon in the midst of Perthshire, at the junction between the east–west single track road along the foot of the glen from Fortingall to Loch Lyon and the unclassified mountain road running over the western shoulder of Ben Lawers to the A827 near Milton Morenish on the shores of Loch Tay.

The hamlet has but a few dwellings: nevertheless it is the principal settlement in the central section of Glen Lyon and it contains a combined post office and tea room which is popular with walkers[1] and other visitors.

Opposite the hamlet, on the south shore of the river Lyon, is the Meggernie Outdoor Centre[2] which is run by the Scout Association. Half a mile to the east, along the road towards Fortingall, is the small settlement of Innerwick (NN589475</ref> which contains the Glen Lyon war memorial and is the end point for a well used hiking trail to Loch Rannoch.

North-east of the hamlet stands Beinn Dearg (2,720 feet) and just to the east of it Càrn Gorm, a munro of 3,376 feet.