Perthshire is known for its beautiful scenery, walks and tourist attractions. If you’re a hill climber or a dog lover I’m sure there is a perfect walk for you roundabouts. Continue reading for our recommendations….
Pitlochry– The main tourist attraction in Pitlochry is the Dam & Fish Ladder. This short but stunning walk overlooks the River Tummel and is approximately a 40 minute walk from the town centre. Perfect if you are just passing by or have time for some lunch as a newly opened Visitor Centre offers a café and an exhibition. If you’re looking for something more challenging Ben Vrackie is the way to go! With views over Pitlochry and reaching a height of 841 m high at its summit. We would recommend that you put a day aside for this walk as its approximately 6-8 miles.
Perth– Kinnoull Hill is the most popular walk in Perth benefiting from views over The River Tay. This walk can be started in Perth City Centre which means you can grab some lunch beforehand (approximately 2-3 hours). If you’re looking for something a little smaller, Scone’s top tourist attraction is the Palace with stunning grounds and steeped in history (and is also dog friendly) this attraction is perfect for a last minute Sunday walk.
Blairgowrie– Blairgowrie offers a range of walks so is perfect for someone who wants to do a 8 mile walk and someone who wants to do a 1.7mile walk. The most popular walks are Darroch(Bluebell woods) approx 1 hour, Kitty Swansons Bridge approx 4 ½ hours, The Ardblair Trail approx 1 ½ hours and The River Ericht approx 45mins-1hour.
Auchterarder– For a walk that shows you the beautiful countryside and town centre, Provost’s and Oak Walk are perfect and let you delve into the beauty of Perthshire. Starting from the town centre and is approx 4.5 miles. This walk would suit a lazy Sunday and give you something to occupy the children with.