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Inchewan Burn and the Her­mitage, Bir­nam

Start­ing at the Inchewan Burn, flanked by beech trees, this walk takes you to the Her­mitage and the tum­bling River Braan. A path through heath­land and birch woods takes you to fol­lies to the bard Os­sian and then Rum­bling Bridge, aptly named be­cause of the pound­ing river below. Re­tire to the ever-good Tay­bank bar in Dunkeld.

Kil­liecrankie, near Pit­lochry

En­joy a dra­matic walk along a gorge which is steeped in his­tory. In 1689 a Ja­co­bite army de­feated gov­ern­ment forces here and leg­end says that a sol­dier made good his es­cape by jump­ing across the gorge now known as Sol­dier’s Leap. Af­ter­wards, head to the ham­let of Moulin and its won­der­ful coun­try inn.

Ben Gu­la­bin, Spit­tal of Glen­shee

This Cor­bett has many higher neigh­bours but it is a fan­tas­tic view­point and worth the leg sap­ping as­cent. Look out for ru­ined build­ings built in the 1940s and 50s by the Dundee Ski Club. They fell into ob­scu­rity with the de­vel­op­ment of the larger Glen­shee snows­ports cen­tre up the road. Re­fresh in the sump­tu­ous Dal­mun­zie Cas­tle Ho­tel.

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