About The Hydro Weir
Up here, you will be able to enjoy views of our wilderness holiday resort and the wild deer below. Height is important to this weir, to generate the electricity needed to power Eagle Brae. So, how does it all work? Well, we have an underground 60kW turbine house that uses the water flowing from the top of the hill to create power. And from there, the water eventually flows into the beautiful River Glass.
And if you are worried about the impact that building this weir has had on the fish, then we’ve thought of that too. Also, we’ve worked with the local fishery board to make sure no fish are impacted. As such, we help to support our local fish population and offer super angling holidays. But rest assured, all fish are re-released after the catch.
The Walk To The Weir
Walking up to the weir is straightforward, and starts at our goat paddock. It’s an arduous climb, so sturdy footwear is recommended. Also, along your way, you will pass through an enclosure where we planted 15,000 native trees. As such, these are fenced off at the moment to allow them to grow – otherwise, the deer will eat them!
Also, keep an eye and ear out for wildlife along the way and the hills around Eagle Brae are brimming with life. Also, you might see an eagle soar overhead, or hear a grouse somewhere in the grass. So, this is a short walk, but it’s one well worth taking.
Soon you’ll reach the top where the weir is. It’s a gentle and peaceful place, perfect for sitting down and enjoying being in this glorious part of Scotland. Below you will see our luxury log cabins in the highlands and the mountains in the distance.