THREE FAMILY WALKS IN PERTHSHIRE
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.