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Birks of Aberfeldy

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Walk this circular 1.5-mile trail through wooded slopes overhung by birch...

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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Lovely walk with good views.

This was a relatively easy walk but went quite high and has an impressive waterfall which is definitely worth a visit. There were also nice views and a spooky statue of Robert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirsty F
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a relatively easy walk but went quite high and has an impressive waterfall which is definitely worth a visit. There were also nice views and a spooky statue of Robert Burns sitting on a bench as he wrote his poem about the place. We all really enjoyed this walk and came out at the top to walk back... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited early January and were lucky enough to pick a dry, blue-skyed day as i imagine the stone steps get quite slippery after heavy rain. We started the walk from the right side and though it started gently it quickly became quite steep, hard work and seemed to last a lifetime. The descent on the left-hand side was much more... More 

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Thank Katie_Emma17
Highlands
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Wanted to find some lovely autumn colouring still on the trees and i was not disappointed probably the last sunny autumn day we shall see this year the colours on the trees were wonderful and after heavy rains from the previous night a lot of water running in the river i choose the path over the small bridge that led... More 

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Thank Haggs2013
grand cayman
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Traveling through Scotland with a friend we decided to do the Birks as I described the walk brought back fond memories of walking this as child with my grandfather. A gentle path leads to fair but steep path working your way along one side of the Birks to a bridge over the waterfall, which was wonderful after the wettest July... More 

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Thank samsclan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

One of those walks where you keep telling yourself "can't be much further" - painful in parts and very steep steps towards the top, but completely worth it to get to the top. We passed a family on the way, maybe 10 minutes from the top, and they turned back, felt bad they had come so far just to turn... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Must do whilst in Aberfeldy, make sure you have good sturdy walking boots! It takes about 2 hours to do the full circle walk, I suggest you take the right hand path when you leave the car park, it then allows you to follow the river whilst it tumbles down stream over the numerous waterfalls. Cameras are a must!

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Thank espfy
Livingston, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Prior to doing the walk it had rained for 2 days as a result the waterfalls were superb. The walk up is a bit steep in places and slippery when wet ,good boots required, but well worth the effort . Well signposted with good paths.

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Thank bill n
Malton, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

A must do if in Aberfeldy, The Birks Walk, not for the faint hearted, up hill climbs, good for getting those legs toned, beautiful water falls, took us 50 mins but most people were stopping and sitting for breaks admiring the views. Another tick off the "To do list"

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Thank Lynne119
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

An easy walk from the centre of Aberfeldy. Clear signposting and plenty of beautiful twists and turns to view cascades and waterfalls along the way.

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Thank Lawtonguy
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great walk, but steep in places and can be slippery on rocks and trail when wet. Remember to go to the left over the bridge at the start to get the best views of the waterfalls. If you go straight up the hill, you miss all the good stuff. Beautiful scenery, amazing rocks and crags. You will love it. Be... More 

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