Love Hiking? Then Visit Perthshire


Whether you are looking for somewhere to go for a week, a long weekend or a day trip, Perthshire is a great option. Located right in the heart of Scotland, Perthshire is conveniently just an hour drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh. There are several different activities that you can participate in such as hiking, walking and visiting its spectacular historical sites.

Treat Your Friends and Family

Hiking is one of those activities that can be done with a group of friends and family. Not only is it a great way to spend time with loved ones but it is also great for your health. Perthshire offers hikers spectacular scenes that are truly stunning, and a wide variety of wildlife to watch. Common wildlife to see here are deer and red squirrels.

Kids and Adults Alike Are Well Catered For

It is highly recommended to opt for the low-level walks if you have youngsters in your group. The last thing you want is disgruntled and tired children because the walk is too hard for them. Low-level walks are normally in secluded areas- great examples of these are the Ochils (north of the Forth Valley) and Glen Devon (near Auchterarder). Taking children hiking is great, as they can take in the stunning scenery whilst learning about nature. You can walk them from the Cadger’s Way to Glen Devon through the old packmen’s route. Adults can handle the highest points that are about 1500 feet. At this level, you will enjoy the breath taking views of the Perthshire landscape.

Walk Around and Learn History

With its advantageous location at the centre of Scotland, Perthshire has a wide range of historic attractions to visit. No visit to Perthshire is complete without a visit to the Black Watch Museum. Here you will find all the stories of this army regiment. Perthshire also has Scone Palace (the crowning site of Scottish Kings & Queens), and the Stanley Mills cotton mill- a brilliant example of the 18th-century industrial revolution.

Perthshire may be renowned for its stunning hiking opportunities, but don’t miss out on the many other historic attractions to visit. So, however long you are going for, and whether you are going in a family, a group of friends or as a couple, you will be spoilt for choice of things to do.

Choose Perthshire as your next holiday destination and you will have a lifetime experience to remember.

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By Sarah, an article writer interested in UK travel and exploring aspects such as Perthshire hotels and things to do.

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