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Birks of Aberfeldy

Address: Scotland
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Walk this circular 1.5-mile trail through wooded slopes overhung by birch trees, with a stop along...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Walk this circular 1.5-mile trail through wooded slopes overhung by birch trees, with a stop along the viewing platform that looks over deep chasms and Strathtay.

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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Even on a damp miserable day, the Birks is a fantastic walk. We walked up the left hand side, can be steep at times but often has level areas making the incline not seem as bad. Once you reach the top it is fantastic for photos and well worth keeping going for! Went down the right hand side path, lots... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Even on a drizzly and gloomy November afternoon this walk is worth a visit. The various falls are spectacular, and the views are incredible. We are fans of these short walks and this is one of the BEST in Scotland. The climb up the stairs (stay left as you go up) is worth it. Allow 1.25 to 1.5 hours if... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lovely walk along the river and falls. Useful information boards describing the flora and fauna at various points.

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kirkcaldy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Took a walk to the Birks of Aberfeldy. Turned out to be a beautiful day even though the forecast was not good. Eventually got onto the right path and decided to go up the right side which was very steep at times but very worthwhile. The views are amazing and the waterfalls were breathtaking!. On the way down we encountered... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Peaceful 2.2 mile round walk quite steep at times on left side going up and loads of steps. left side would be better for less fit people wanting to make the effort to walk to the upper bridge. Also Less than a mile walk into Aberfeldy where there's a few independent shops.

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I'm a professional landscape photographer and I'm lucky enough to travel all over Britain to many wonderful natural locations. This is without a doubt one of the most special places I've ever been to. On a whim we thought we'd have a look at it because of the tourist signs in Aberfeldy and its fame in the poem by Robert... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We are fairly active and fit and this was a very steep walk up to the waterfalls - wouldn't recommend it for the unfit! However, it was well worth the walk for the fantastic waterfalls at the top. I'd recommend going up the right side and down the left but be warned... it is very steep with some very steep... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took a wander up the birks on a lovely sunny tuesday morning. We went and followed the footpath to the right which had the best views over the many waterfalls first. Quite a steep climb up nearer the top part of the walk but worth it for the fabulous views.

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Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The setting for Robert Burns' eponymous poem. A lovely, easy, well-maintained walk along the river, past a number of small waterfalls. We were staying in Aberfeldy andwere looking for somewhere to go for a run. It was a little steep for running at times but beautiful.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After parking in the top car park, we walked up along the paths by the river. There are several water falls here which make for great pictures and as its easy and the paths are well maintained its ideal for the whole family.

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