Straddling the Highlands and Lowlands, Perthshire is at the very heart of Scotland and is one of the most popular regions for lovers of the great outdoors. Home to the wide and graceful River Tay, as well as magnificent forests, great rolling mountains and heather-clad moors, this area contains some unforgettable walking terrain.
This volume features 40 walks around the traditional hubs of Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Kilin (with its historical connections to the county), as well as countryside around Blairgowrie, Crieff and Aberfeldy, finishing up at the Fair City of Perth and nearby Kinross.
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Perthshire is at the very heart of Scotland, within easy reach of the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh yet a world apart – offering a huge variety of scenery encompassing both Highland and Lowland landscapes. As well as the historic Fair City itself, Perthshire includes a number of attractive small towns – Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Crieff and Aberfeldy among them. The mighty River Tay enjoys almost legendary status amongst salmon fishermen and it is just one of several fine rivers that carve their way through glens so richly wooded that the area has been branded ‘Big Tree Country’. Remarkable trees include the Fortingall Yew – thought to be the oldest living organism in Europe – as well as the world's highest hedge, a contender for Britain’s tallest tree and a surviving oak from Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood. Above the trees are heather-clad hills and mountains – including lofty Ben Lawers and the graceful cone of Schiehallion, the Fairy Mountain.