Walking in Tay Forest Park
Towering trees and spectacular views
The trails through Tay Forest Park are wonderfully varied and a joy to explore at any time of the year. With soaring specimen trees and a rich mix of woodland species, there’s plenty of wildlife to spot and the autumn colours here are particularly breath-taking.
Wander through some wonderful woods
For gentle rambles for all the family, choose Faskally, the foresters’ woodland, or wander through the towering 200 year old trees at Craigvinean, with spectacular River Tay views from the viewpoint. The burnside trails at Carie, beside Loch Rannoch, are also an easy way to explore the woods, with wildlife carvings to search for. It’s a short but steep scramble up the craggy slopes at Weem, the wooded backdrop to Castle Menzies. You’ll spot some exotic tree species as you climb – keep your eyes peeled for hidden sculptures too.
Get high on these hills
If you’re feeling a bit more energetic, there are many rewarding longer trails through the Forest Park’s wooded hills, with panoramic viewpoints where you can catch your breath and soak up the scenery. The sweeping views over Loch Tay from the Black Rock trail on the slopes of Drummond Hill are particularly stunning. The trail at Grandtully and the longer routes at Drummond Hill and Allean all climb to the ruins of hilltop forts, where on a clear day you can really appreciate their value as ancient vantage points.