Due to reduced bus services all these walks are circular and assume car use to get to the start. All but Tentsmuir and Caisteal Dubh are accessible by using the bus however and the start times and duration are intended enable bus use. Tentsmuir involves a fair walk from the bus stop but I am sure we can car share. Caisteal Dubh involves a walk of 1.5 miles from the nearest bus stop at Grandtully but again I am sure that a lift from there, or all the way can be arranged. If using the bus to Pitlochry it will be necessary to book in advance with Citylink Scotland (£1.00 booking fee). The times are based on a gentle pace with a twenty minute stop for a break. Let me know if you need bus details or driving directions.
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Mailer Hill from Broxden.
Date: Tuesday 14th June
Meet at Broxden Park and Ride (NO 087 225). The walk takes in some pleasant agricultural countryside to the south of Perth with very gentle and limited ascent to two excellent viewpoints. The walk should take about 4 hours.
Birks of Aberfeldy.
Date: Wednesday 13th July
Time: 10 50am
Meet in the square opposite the Birks Cinema (NN 856 490). A pleasant walk through the Birks and surrounding area. A circular walk which can be accessed by bus.
The Hills South of Pitlochry.
Date: Thursday 11th August
Meet at Station Road car park Pitlochry (NN 936 582). A gentle walk into the hills are forests south of Pitlochry following part of the Rob Roy Way and forest tracks.
Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve
Date: Tuesday 6th September
Meet at the Forestry & Land Scotland car park (NO 499 242). THIS IS A PAY CAR PARK WITH A COIN OPERATED BARRIER (£2.00 at the time of writing). A pleasant, flat walk around the reserve incorporating beach and woodland.
Caisteal Dubh Trail
Date: Wednesday 5th October
Meet at Forest & Land Scotland car park at (NN 934 523) on the B898. Leave the A9 at Ballinluig taking the A827 for Aberfeldy and the B898 is just after the bridge over the Tay before Grandtully. The road is signposted for Balnaguard. A steady climb through forest to an Iron Age hill fort with superb views over Strathtay.
Date: Thursday 3rd November
A visit to Kinnoull Hill starting from the Jubilee car park (NO 144 236) pats Murray Royal Hospital. A short hill walk with superb views.
Date: Tuesday 6th December
Meet at Quarrymill car park (NO 119 251) just off the A93. The walk follows the Annaty Burn, crosses to Gannochy and then follows the Milkboys Walk, a minor road and Den of Scone to pick up the Annaty Burn again and return to the car park.