GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park

5 miles (7.5 km)

Follow numerous, peaceful woodland trails through this lovely park in Perth. From Kinnoull Hill there are fabulous views of the River Tay and the surrounding countryside.
The park contains an Arboretum with a number of magnificent trees including large exotic conifers and Wellingtoniae.
Also look out for the fine wooden animal sculptures that dot the pathways through the woodland and the Bronze Age Fort on Deuchny Hill.
The route below starts at the car park at Corsiehill and takes you up Kinnoull Hill to the Kinnoull Tower. From the 222 metre high point there are some magnificent views of the Tay Estuary toward Dundee and Fife, the Ochils, Ben Vorlich and Ben Lawers, the Grampians, Ben Lawers, Schiehallion and the Lochnagar massif. The route then takes you onto Deuchny Wood, before returning to the start point on woodland paths.
If you are on a bike you can head to the Deuchny Hill where there is a mountain bike park. Deuchny Wood also has a number of trails perfect for some off road cycling.
The park is located less than a mile east of the city centre of Perth, just over the bridge across the River Tay.

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Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

National Cycle Route 77 runs through the park providing an opportunity to explore the area further by bike. It runs between Pitlochry and Dundee along a route known as the 'Salmon Run'.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View east from Kinnoull Hill (geograph 5350107)

In view are Kinnoull Hill Tower, the A90 (Perth to Dundee road) and the River Tay.

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Kinnoull Hill tower. The tower provides a safe vantage point to enjoy the views from the cliff top. It is a folly built in the 18th century by the 9th Earl of Kinnoull in imitation of the castles on the Rhine in Germany.

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Woodland path

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Looking along the line of cliffs towards Perth from Kinnoull Tower. Peregrines nest on ledges of these cliffs and they are often spotted and heard nearby.

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Descending from the hill. From the lower slopes of Kinnoull Hill at Barnhill there is a good view over Perth, with the red brick building of Balnacraig School prominent at the field edge.

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Wooden peregrines. This sculpture has been recently installed as one of a series of wildlife sculptures carved from tree stumps around Kinnoull Hill. It is just inside the woodland near the tower, where peregrines are often seen flying above the cliffs.

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Viewpoint indicator. At the top of Kinnoull Hill, just back from the cliffs, there is an information panel with recently-installed curved bench and a viewpoint indicator.

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Kinnoull Hill from Kinfauns


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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