GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tay Forest Park Walks

8 miles (13 km)

This circular walk explores the Tay Forest Park near Dunkeld.
You can start the walk from The Hermitage Woodland car park. In this area you can enjoy splendid Douglas fir trees, the spectacularBlack Linn Fallsand views of the River Braan. The route then heads north to explore miles of woodland paths in the Craigvinean Forest. On the way there's pretty forest burns and some splendid viewpoints with views towards nearby Ben Vrackie. Much of the route is also suitable for cyclists.
Scroll down for a list of walks in and around the Tay Forest Park.

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Walks near Tay Forest Park

  • The Hermitage Woodland Walk Dunkeld - A popular circular walk around the delightful Hermitage Woodland to the west of Dunkeld
  • Loch of the Lowes - This beautiful loch near Dunkeld is also a wildlife reserve, run by theScottish Wildlife Trust
  • Loch Clunie - This walk visits Loch Clunie nearBlairgowrie in Perth and Kinross.
  • Loch Ordie - This walk follows trails around the beautiful Loch Ordie in the Forest of Clunie, Dunkeld.
  • Loch Freuchie - This walk visits Loch Freuchie inGlen QuaichinPerth and Kinross.
  • Ben Vrackie - Climb to the summit of Ben Vrackie on this challenging walk in Pitlochry.
    Start the walk from the car park just to the north of the town near Moulin
  • Loch Tummel - Visit Queen's View for one of the best views in Britain on this short walk in Perthshire, Scotland
  • Falls of Bruar - This walk takes you through a lovely wooded gorge to the Falls of Bruar in Perthshire
  • Linn Of Tummel - This walk visits the National Trust's Linn Of Tummel nearPitlochryinPerthshire.


Mighty Douglas Fir - - 883364

Mighty Douglas Fir. Apparently Britains tallest tree at 64.6m or 212ft, a Douglas Fir planted in the 1860's. (Though there seem to be about 4 separate claimants for Britains tallest tree!) Just one of the many fine old Douglas Firs and Larches amongst others at the River Braan near Dunkeld planted by the Dukes of Atholl.

Black Linn Falls - - 1518091

Black Linn Falls

March sunshine in Craigvinean Forest - - 132402

March sunshine in Craigvinean Forest. Looking north east along an old boundary wall, which matches up with the 1940s plantation boundary.

Creag an Uamhaidh - - 132592

Creag an Uamhaidh. A track skirts the south east slopes of this bare hill top which rises out of Craigvinean Forest.

Forest burn - - 132409

Forest burn

Forest edge - - 132342

Forest edge. At this junction of forest tracks there is a good view north to Ben Vrackie.

Pine Cone Point - - 2091809

Pine Cone Point

Craigvinean Forest - - 2131002

Craigvinean Forest view


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