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Birks of Aberfeldy

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Activities: Walking
Description: 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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To be young

while on holiday we took a walk up the birks. Im not the fittest of person but took several break, (due to being asthmatic) to enjoy the scenery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

while on holiday we took a walk up the birks. Im not the fittest of person but took several break, (due to being asthmatic) to enjoy the scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit the birks of Aberfeldy and wasn't disappointed. The scenery is stunning. When I say breathtakingly stunning I mean breathtakingly stunning! Unless your quite fit I wouldn't recommend this walk as some parts of it are very elovated. When you get to the top and see the waterfall you won't be disappointed and those aching calf muscles would... More 

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Me and er indoors planned a walk around the perthshire countryside. when I go walking I prefer circular walks with some history and/or special sights. well was I happy with our choice of Aberfeldy and Kenmore hills circular walk? you bet I was! this walk starts at the Birks of Aberfeldy, where Rabbie Burns wrote his famous poem. the walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Try to go when the rhodedendrons are out but its a lovely hours walk none the less! Really easy to find in Aberfeldy and quiet if you go mid week

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The natural beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings with the tracks distinctly marked. It was a reasonably tough climb for a 74 year old, but with several stops on the way up to catch ones breath it was doable in our own time and at our own pace. The views from the higher levels of the climb were remarkable. The... More 

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Carnoustie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Taking about 1.5 hours this is a nice walk. I would recommend taking the right side of the river walking up to the falls. There are a lot of steps coming back down the other side.

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glenrothes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed in a cottage for our Honeymoon close to the Birks as we got married in Kenmore. It is quite a trek but so worth it at the top!! Then as we walked down we came across Rabbie Burns sat at the bottom. We are visiting this weekend again, cannot stay away !!!!

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We set off on this walk at 6pm a couple of days ago. 3.1km round trek - easy we thought to complete before darkness fell for a fit walker and a distance runner. We walked up the right-hand path which has some steep climbs but is relatively wide and safe underfoot if you take care. Lovely views of the high... More 

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great walk! I loved this hike. There is the waterfall of moness on top which is for the hike is known for. As we reach the top, we literally are above the waterfall on a bridge! It's a unique experience. However, this hike surprised me with many waterfalls all the way up. It was wonderful! I highly recommend this hike.... More 

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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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